LISTEN: Beck Is Back with “Tarantula”
The track is from the upcoming Music Inspired by the Film Roma collection.
Beck is in a Roma kind of mood.
The rock chameleon has returned with his first new music of 2019, and it’s a few different things at once.
For one, the song is taken from Music Inspired by the Film Roma, a collection of tracks by a range of artists including Billie Eilish, El-P, Patti Smith and more. It’s scheduled for release on February 8 via Sony Music Masterworks.
Beck’s contribution is also a cover take. “Tarantula” was originally the B-side of ’80s electronic outfit Colourbox’s debut single, “Breakdown.” Here, Beck retools the tune into a mournful string section melody that swells into a sea of warm synths and a twenty-four-piece ensemble, all arranged in collaboration with his father, David Campbell. Listen to it below.