On July 29, American musician and singer-songwriter Beck released an official music video for the single "Heart Is a Drum" on his VEVO YouTube channel. It was directed by Sophie Muller and shot in Bergman-esque black and white. You can watch Beck's official "Heart Is a Drum" music video here.
The video revolves around Beck being stuck in a rural backwoods limbo. While at a house in the middle of nowhere he sees different versions of himself from the past and future. He also encounters the grimm reaper, and a version of himself from the 1993 music video "Loser".
The song "Heart Is a Drum" is featured on Beck's twelfth studio album, Morning Phase. The album was released on Feb. 25 via Fonograf and Capitol Records. It reached No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. That album also features the singles "Blue Moon" and "Waking Light".
On July 29, Beck performed "Heart Is a Drum" and "Heaven's Ladder" on "The Colbert Report". The song "Heaven's Ladder" is featured on his Beck Song Reader compilation album which was released on July 29 via Warby Parker and Capitol Records. According to an official press release:
The album is an all-star collection of interpretations of the legendary Beck Song Reader – 20 Beck compositions released as sheet music in partnership with McSweeney's."
The album Morning Phase was the first full length studio album Beck has released since Modern Guilt in 2008. That album went on to reach No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.