Beck's 'Looking for a Sign' Signals Another Sea Change

Hanging out with Neil Young is a big influence on 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' soundtrack cut

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As Spin noted earlier this week, Beck took a timeout from his heavy schedule of producing the likes of Dwight Yoakam to contribute a new song called "Looking for a Sign" to the Jeff, Who Lives at Home soundtrack. The Yoakam influence — and perhaps performing with Neil Young at this past Bridge School benefit — seems to have rubbed off. "Sign" is another country-tinged number from Beck, something between the melancholic Sea Change and his lo-fi folk beginnings. This is essentially Beck on cruise control, as the finger-picked guitar, mournful harmonica, and pedal steel are all continuing motifs in his repertoire, but at least he's taking a scenic drive. "Looking for a Sign" is now available on iTunes.

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