In FADER #3, we sat Beck and D'Angelo in the same room to talk about their music, and at one point Beck, in reference to his songs becoming old to him through repetition said, "I don't think of it like that. I'm beyond bored with it. It's like my arm. Are you bored of your arm? You use it every day. That's the eternal struggle, though, is trying to keep it fresh, come up with new shit. People always wanna hear the old shit—that's always gonna be the case. The shit you're inspired by, it's never going to strike a chord until you're over it." Which is funny, because in 2000, pre-free everything, that might've been true, but now, we'll be beyond bored of this song before Beck has even hit the first chord at his first show for the new album. And when he does play "Chemtrails" it will actually feel like our arms. To begin the process, you can listen to the song, co-produced with Danger Mouse, over on Beck.com.
May 19, 2008