We were beginning to suspect that the continually delayed follow-up to Morning Phase meant Beck must be suffering from difficult, er, thirteenth album syndrome. But it appears Colors is finally coming out in October, and 'Up All Night' is the latest single to be released from it.
First released last year, it gets a fresh lease of life thanks to the trippy promo by directing collective CANADA - and the richly imagined party shenanigans they've created is jam-packed with visual nuggets that make it a pleasure to revisit over and over.
The party in question is at that post-buzz stage when everyone is the worse for wear and not a lot will be remembered in the morning. How did that sheep get in? Who was that guy with his head in the toilet? What prompted that mass human spawning scenario in one of the rooms?
These and other questions will go unanswered. But meanwhile, on a pool table, a boy slumps in a booze-induced coma. As fellow party goers draw on his face and squeeze toothpaste in his hair, his good friend and superhero is on her way to save him.
The song itself is a grower: it starts out poppy and anodyne, but bursts into a chorus that sweeps you up and carries you along. Equally, CANADA's promo does the same. There's a joyousness in the imaginary rescue, and it's great to see an amour-plated woman carrying her wilting ward in her strong arms rather than the other way round.