Colors (1 version)
Type: Album
 
     
   
 Colors is Beck's 2017 album. He wrote the most of it in 2013/2014. It was initially announced to be released in the fall of 2016, but that date came and went before it ended up coming out in October 2017. Beck's explanation for the delay was that he was spending more time on getting the details of the recording right. He explained, "These are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once. It's not retro and not modern. To get everything to sit together so it doesn't sound like a huge mess was quite an undertaking."

Greg Kurstin produced most of the record (all except "Wow" and "Fix Me"); and in fact mostly, the album is just Beck and Kurstin doing everything together.

As said, Beck wrote the most of the album in 2013/2014. ("Fix Me" is apparently from 2007 or so.) Due to Kurstin's schedule, they did not work on it consistently together over that time, and surely that was part of why it took so long. In the meantime, Beck did go and try to work with other HUGE pop producers: Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Epworth. He even did some sessions with the musicians who played on Thriller. None of their work is explicitly on Colors, and I'm very curious how working with all the most successful pop musicmakers (of all-time!) influenced what Colors became. In the end, the work with Kurstin apparently clicked the best, and that's what formed Colors.
 
 
   
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1. Colors 
Mix: Serban Ghenea
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

2. Seventh Heaven 
Mix: Serban Ghenea
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Vocals (Background): Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

3. I'm So Free 
Drums: Ilan Rubin
Mix: Serban Ghenea
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Leslie Feist, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

4. Dear Life 
Bass: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Bass (Upright): Geoff Osika, Nico Abondolo
Cello: Eric Byers, Steve Richards, Suzie Katayama, Timothy Landauer
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: Greg Kurstin
Engineer: Alex Pasco, Beck Hansen, Cassidy Turbin, Cole Marsden Grief-Neill, Darrell Thorp, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Greg Kurstin, Jesse Shatkin, John Hanes, Julian Burg
Glockenspiel: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
keyboards: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Marimba: Greg Kurstin
Mellotron: Greg Kurstin
Mix: Greg Kurstin
Organ: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Percussion: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Piano: Greg Kurstin
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
String Arrangement: Beck Hansen, David Campbell
Synthesizer: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Viola: Andrew Duckles, Darrinn McCann, Matt Funes
Violin: Charlie Bisharat, Josefina Vergara, Mario De Leon, Michele Richards, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Songa Lee, Teresa Stanislav
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

5. No Distraction 
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

6. Dreams 
Engineer: Cassidy Turbin, David Greenbaum
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Mix: Serban Ghenea
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Andrew Wyatt, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

7. Wow 
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, Cole Marsden Grief-Neill

8. Up All Night 
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

9. Square One
10. Fix Me