With “Colors” (Capitol), Beck Hansen steps away from the sumptuous orchestral-folk of his 2014 disc, “Morning Phase,” which won three Grammys—including album of the year—and settles into an environment shaped in large part by the tight, bright rock and pop of the mid-’60s. He does so without abandoning his anything-goes attitude and sense of adventure. Thus “Colors” is a well-made blast of serious music-making that doesn’t take itself all that seriously.
Out next Friday, “Colors” was slow to arrive. Recording began in 2013….