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Beck in Saw Lightning music video

If you were at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend and witnessed Beck performing with the LA Philharmonic, you were in for a treat for the eyes, ears, and soul. The artist played tracks he doesn’t always get a chance to play on tour. Plenty of heartbreakers from “Morning Phase” and “Sea Change” got their time to shine.

Beck knows how to make a night of melancholia fun, let me tell you.

The artist has contributed songs to films throughout his career, “Deadweight” for A Life Less Ordinary and “Tarantula” for Roma. During the course of his Bowl show, Beck not only played “Tarantula,” but also, “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” from Michel Gondry‘s Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. The song is a Korgis cover, which Beck collaborated with composer Jon Brion on producing.

In an interview with Los Angeles Daily News, the artist noted it’s one of the songs he doesn’t play for audiences too much. The tune doesn’t get its full due live without an orchestra. With one of the finest orchestras in a theater filled with respectful fans, the song booms and blossoms gently.

“Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” played over the end credits of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. The song magically and tragically captured all the high and lows and everything in-between depicted in that film. Beck’s voice just captured the feelings Gondry, Charlie Kaufman, and all involved put on celluloid.

During Beck’s high-soaring performance, him celebrating his work in film was a highlight of the night. “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” is no walk in the park song, but Beck hit it out of the park. The artist reminded audiences of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind‘s power, as well as his own.

Jack Giroux
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In high school, Jack would skip classes to interview filmmakers. With 15 years in film journalism, he's contributed to outlets such as Thrillist, Music Connection Magazine, and High Times Magazine. He's witnessed explosions, attended satanic rituals, and scaled volcanoes in his career, but Jack's true passion is interviewing artists.