On Sunday night, Beck staged another performance of Song Reader, this time at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The star-studded evening saw the singer-songwriter backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as special guests like Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Jack Black, Van Dyke Parks, and actor-turned-musician John C. Reilly, among others.
Most noteworthy, though, was the debut of the non-Song Reader track entitled “Wave”. According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the song is set to appear on February’s Morning Phase and was described by the publication as being inspired by “mid-Sixties Scott Walker and Love’s Forever Changes.” More so, with Morning Phase a sequel to 2003’s Sea Change, the track’s stark elegance and emphasis on sweeping vocals is a clear-cut continuation of the latter’s bare-bones, emotionally-resonant approach. Catch the fan footage below.
For more from the evening, check out Lewis and actress Anne Hathaway harmonizing on Song Reader’s “Last Night You Were A Dream”: