Lump’N’Loaf Records is excited to announce the release of Keith Beck’s “Without My Baby,” the first single from his upcoming album, Scorpio.
“Without My Baby” captures Keith at his powerpop best, inspired by the classic 1960’s bubblegum sound, making it the perfect end-of-summer love song.
“My relationship at the time had just ended and I had heard Ella Fitzgerald on WFMU saying something about her biggest regret not being able to love someone anymore. I figured, why not write a song with that theme in mind,” explained Keith.
Written and recorded at home, “Without My Baby” is the first of a collection of songs entirely created, from start to finish, by Keith after many years of collaborating with various side musicians and writers.
Keith elaborates, “I wrote for many years with a lyricist but started working on my own lyrics during the time I had my band Zigman Bird. My strong point has always been my melodies but I feel like I’m getting better as a lyricist. I also felt that booking time at a recording facility slowed down the creative process, so I decided to record “Without My Baby,” along with all the other songs on Scorpio, using my home studio.
Compiled over the past year, primarily during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the song’s on Scorpio span a wide range of themes and styles, from original compositions like the humorous proto-punk of “Wallet, Keys, Phone,” the lullaby balladry of “Scorpio” to some of Keith’s favorite covers, including Walker Brothers’ “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”
“Without My Baby” will be available for download on August 28, 2020 across all L’N’L platforms and through most online retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
Keith Beck is currently finishing up Scorpio, set for a October 2020 release on Lump’N’Loaf Records, followed by a tour.