Beck – “Gimme”

By Tom Breihan / September 17, 2013

Lately, we’ve been seeing reports that Beck has a new acoustic album in the works, and he’s also released a pair of standalone singles, “Defriended” and “I Won’t Be Long,” in recent months. Today, Beck shared a third single, one that doesn’t appear to be intended for any future album. “Gimme” is a skittery and jumbled but pretty song, driven by a pillowy xylophone groove that suggests a Four Tet influence. Beck’s vocals are arrhythmic and glitchy, and they seem to be, at least in part, sampled and heavily manipulated. Listen to the song below.

A double 12″ single of the track is available now at Beck’s website, and it features an instrumental version, an extended edit, and two halves of a 30-minute version.