Beck is featured on the cover of Spin magazine with an interview inside the issue. During the interview Beck is questioned on the pressure to make hit singles and his collaboration with producer Danger Mouse.
Well, in ’98 I was gonna work with the Neptunes. I’d just recorded Midnite Venturesand was listening to the first stuff they were doing. But I took a few years off, and by the time I came back, they’d become the producers, and for that reasons I thought our musical collaboration wouldn’t be pure. When [Danger Mouse’s multiplatinum] Gorillaz record came out, I thought, “Maybe it’s the same thing, again.” But after he and I met and hung out, I decided I wasn’t gonna second-guess it.