Beck has said his latest album, although poppy and hip hoppy, was partially inspired by The Strokes live show and the energy that was felt from the crowd! “It’s a summer night, people have their hands up, it’s a communal, celebratory thing. I wanted to take that into the studio, a kind of energy or joy. The thing that wakes you up a little bit.”
You can read more about what he means, and more about the new album here.