Beck, born Bek David Campbell, is a music genius, and an artist.
It’s an incredibly tiring task to actually describe how Beck’s music sounds – which is definitely a wonderful problem. It makes him unique, special, something quite different
than what we’re used to, but is described as ‘alternative rock’ and ‘folk.’ He is a musician that we always needed.
I knew Beck had knowledge over a vast array of instruments, but nothing like this. Beck is proficient in the following instruments:
- Slide Guitar
- Twelve-String Guitar
- Beatboxing (this is quite possibly my favorite ‘instrument’ that he’s great at!)
My god. That’s insane; absolutely unreal that he knows how to play that many instruments (and is likely amazing at each). Even most ‘musicians’ couldn’t even play a fourth of those instruments! Big props, Beck, big props.
Beck has 183 songs, 11 albums, and 1 EP to his name (an appearance in Futurama, among other shows). He also is featured in several songs, and produces music as well.
I know what you’re going to think when I say this, but ‘Loser’ is still my favorite song by Beck. I know, I know it’s his most mainstream work and I should give credit to some of his deep cuts, but I truly like ‘Loser’ the best – I am not sure why either. The song just resonates with me (that sounds so yuppie-ish).
However, here is a song featuring Beck and Childish Gambino in a song called ‘Silk Pillow.’ Beck is in the beginning of the song and he does a great job – darker song. Have a listen.
What’s your opinion on Beck?
Let me know in the comments.
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