Beck Faces Grim Reaper & His 'Loser' Past in 'Heart Is a Drum' Video

Austin Hargrave

Beck's "Heart Like a Drum" video is a lovely, eerie and meditative clip that finds the master singer-songwriter wandering around an abandoned farm with the Grim Reaper, astronauts (or at least the '50s comic book version of astronauts) and a swagged-out version of himself from his own 1994 "Loser" video.

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With reverse exposure and frames that look like they're about to run off the projector, the whole thing plays like a vintage art film, which is probably up your alley if you're watching a Beck video.

"Heart Is a Drum" comes from Beck's latest album, the Sea Change-esque Morning Phase, but he has another album dropping today, too.

The studio version of Song Reader -- a collection of Beck-penned tunes that formerly only existed in sheet music form -- is finally here. Beck Song Reader features Jack White, Jack Black, Fun, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Beck himself, and many others performing the Song Reader compositions.


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