Release date: February 21, 2014
Label: Capitol Records
Produced by: Beck
Morning Phase is the twelfth studio album by American musician Beck, released on February 21, 2014 through Capitol Records. According to a press release, Morning Phase is a "companion piece" to his 2002 album Sea Change, and "harkens back to the stunning harmonies, song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism." Several of the musicians who recorded parts for Sea Change returned to record for Morning Phase.
Morning Phase debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling more than 87,000 copies in its first week, and becoming Beck's second highest charting album in the United States, after Guero (2005). The album also reached top 10 positions in the UK, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. As of July 2014, Morning Phase has sold 242,000 copies in the U.S. alone.