"Dear Life" was mentioned in a interview/preview, as one of the songs on Beck's upcoming 2016 album.
It was called a "funked-up, later period Beatles-styled ballad" in which Beck laments "the mincemeat of the dreams you hung your hopes on." (Beck himself noted that he almost changed that line, seeming amused the interviewer picked it out.) He described the song himself as "about the turmoil of being alive. Like, can somebody throw me a lifeline here?"
The song was noted as an exception on an otherwise very upbeat and cheerful record.