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Listen To Beck's Stripped-Down Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love'
Listen To Beck's Stripped-Down Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love'

Listen To Beck's Stripped-Down Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love'

The bare-bones track will appear on upcoming Valentine's Day compilation Sweetheart.

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Listen To Beck's Stripped-Down Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love'

We let you know last month that the soundtrack to your Valentine's Day dinner was already taken care of via a forthcoming, alt-heavy compilation entitled Sweetheart. Now, we’re spoiling the surprise and sharing the just-uncovered full contribution from Beck (which can also double as a tie-over for his forthcoming album, Morning Phase), a bare bones cover of John Lennon’s “Love."

Beck’s interpretation finds the track stripped of its predecessor's piano and coupled with an added back beat alongside just a few dashes of that Sea Change-signature slide guitar thrown in over a tempo drawn to an endearingly lazy drawl. No doubt intended to be kept simple (albeit Beck-ified) it’s likely for the best as the arrangement does its own work for the song's lyrical end game, a transparent affirmation of what the four letter word really “is." As previously mentioned, the compilation will be rounded out by contributions from Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, Jim James, The Head and the Heart, and more. Check out the Lennon version, here and Beck’s, below.