Riff: Beck – “Wow”

Oct 17, 2017

Wanna move into a fool’s gold room/With my pulse on the animal jewels/Of the rules that you choose to use to get loose/With the luminous moves

from Wow lyrics by Beck

A smooth hollowed out beat has Beck channeling his inner rock/rap star. Equal parts funk and hip-hop, he kicks a slap happy verse that is both carefree and whimsical. It’s nonsensical and polished, the old Beck peeking through the curtain just to say ‘hello.’ With no guilt gnawing at his conscious he’s able to let loose and groove like a man who just rediscovered bachelorhood.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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