New Beck is here, arriving just a week before his new album Hyperspace, much of which he co-wrote with Pharrell Williams. The curious pair-up has given us all the albums singles to date, including this newbie “Everlasting Nothing” which introduces a new perspective on the sound.
It’s playful, with thick slabs of 808, robotics backup vocals, and an infectious hymn that runs through the course of the track. It has Pharrell’s indents all over it, although its still unmistakably Beck, with a confident, soulful performance that relishes all these ornate twists and turns.
Clearly, this constant work with Pharrell has lit somewhat of a fire in Beck, taking him to new soundscapes and tasking him with splicing his own style, while also expanding it. “Everlasting Nothing” is a great example of that, and should easily bump the anticipation for Hyperspace ever higher.