I’ve never really been a huge fan of Beck. But I love this idea for his new album Song Reader. Maybe because it isn’t actually an album. Song Reader will consist of twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music that have never been recorded or released. Hearing songs like “Do We? We Do,” or “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,” will depend on us giving them life. Each “song”, along with the sheet music, will come with original full-color art by Marcel Dzama (who created the imagery for Beck’s acclaimed Guero), Leanne Shapton, Josh Cochran, Jessica Hische, and many more. All of it is bound in a fancy hardcover carrying case. I can’t wait to start hearing people’s renditions of these songs.