Beck is back with his first original single in five years, "Defriended". The ballad delivers new and electric beats that provide a glimpse of the artist's upcoming material. Beck has also recently revealed that he's currently in the studio working on two new albums.
According to Rolling Stone, Beck is working on an acoustic album as well as a proper follow-up album to his most recent record, Modern Guilt (2008). The acoustic album will be similar to the sound of his 1994 independent album, One Foot in the Grave. He will feature some of his acoustic sets during his summer 2013 tour with Bob Dylan and Wilco at New York's Jones Beach and the Newport Folk Festival.