Watch Stephen Colbert Ask “Why Beck Sad?” And Give Beck A Hug

By James Rettig / July 29, 2014

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report last night, and in addition to performing “The Heart Is A Drum” and “Heaven’s Ladder,” he also sat down for an interview. Beck described his new album as “a little quiet, a little bit slow, good for massages and aromatherapy,” while Colbert asked the question that everyone wants to know the answer to: “Why Beck sad? Is Beck sad?” Beck’s answer? “I just need a hug.” And so they embraced, in a moment that I’m sure will be turned into a GIF soon enough. Watch the interview and performances below.

Interview

“The Heart Is A Drum”

“Heaven’s Ladder” (online exclusive)

Morning Phase and his new Song Reader compilation are both out now via Capitol.