|Single by Beck|
|from the album Mutations|
|B-side||"Halo of Gold" / "Black Balloon"|
|Released||7 December 1998 (UK)|
|Label|| Geffen |
GFS 22365 (UK, 7")
GFSTD-22365 (UK, CD)
|Producer(s)||Nigel Godrich and Beck Hansen|
|Beck singles chronology|
"Tropicalia" is a song from Beck's 1998 album Mutations . It was released as a single in the UK in December 1998. The B-side "Halo of Gold" is a drastically reworked cover version of "Furry Heroine (Halo of Gold)" by Skip Spence.
Beck said that "Tropicalia"'s inspiration was "I've always loved a lot of different exotic music. I've been listening to Brazilian music since I was a kid, but I haven't really felt it was something that would come naturally until the last few years. I think for something like 'Tropicalia' I needed to go to places where that music existed in order to get to the point where I could do it myself. I wrote it in the back of the bus on tour, and then later I put lyrics to it. A lot of times I write the melody and the chords of the songs sometimes years before I ever get around it writing lyrics, so it just sits there incubating."
Beck has not performed "Tropicalia" live since September 11, 2014.
Beck does not play any instrument in the song.
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