Beck - "I Won't Be Long"

Earlier this month, Beck shared a soft, hazy, synthy new single called “I Won’t Be Long.” It didn’t seem to be intended for Beck’s forthcoming acoustic album, since it wasn’t acoustic or anything, but it also seemed too good to live its life as an orphan. But now the plan makes a bit more sense. The “I Won’t Be Long” single includes a 15-minute extended version, and now we get to hear that version, which is sprawling and excellent and huge enough to stand completely on its own. The extended version of the track has guest vocals from Beck’s Lollapalooza 1995 tourmate Kim Gordon, and it lazily unfolds with a calm assurance, switching up enough to never get boring but also never screaming of its own epicness. The Seattle radio station 107.7 The End has a stream of it; listen to it here.

You can cop the “I Won’t Be Long” 12″ here.

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Comments (4)
  1. top 5 songs of the year for me

  2. truly incredible song

  3. Wow! This is perhaps the best thing I’ve heard all year. I’m happy he is back.

  4. It made me laugh to see the paradox in the title “I Won’t Be Long (Extended)”.

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