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Watch Beck Perform “Tarantula” on James Corden with Feist, Bat For Lashes, and Inara George

Music Inspired By the Film Roma Due Out February 8 via Sony Masterworks

Feb 05, 2019 Beck
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Beck recently shared a new track, “Tarantula,” which is a cover of a 1983 song by Colourbox (who were signed to 4AD), which was also covered by This Mortal Coil in 1986 (their version is likely more an influence on Beck’s). Last night Beck stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the song. He was joined by a backing choir that featured Feist and Alex Lilly (who both sing on the studio version of the song), alongside Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) and The Bird and the Bee’s Inara George. But that’s not all; he was also accompanied by the LA Philharmonic, conducted by Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel. The song is taken from the upcoming album Music Inspired By the Film Roma, which is due out this Friday via Sony Masterworks. Roma is the Alfonso Cuarón-directed black & white Spanish language film that this year is nominated for 10 Oscars and Cuarón was on hand to introduce Beck’s performance. That’s quite a lot of high profile people for one late night TV performance after midnight! (Although Corden makes no mention of Beck’s famous backing vocalists.) Watch it go down below.

As its title suggests, Music Inspired By the Film Roma doesn’t feature songs included in the actual film, but is tracks inspired by it. The album also features Laura Marling, Patti Smith, El-P and Wilder Zoby, DJ Shadow, Ibeyi, UNKLE, Billie Eilish, and others.

Beck’s last album, Colors, came out in October 2017 via Capitol. The “Tarantula” cover also features Jason Falkner, and Ilan Rubin, with strings arranged by David Richard Campbell and Beck. Beck produced the track, which was mixed by Tom Elmhirst.

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