Brian Wilson’s Girl-Powered New LP

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(via Rolling Stone)
July 18, 2014 10:00 AM ET

Brian Wilson was deep into writing songs for a new Beach Boys album when Mike Love pulled the plug on the group’s 2012 reunion tour. “It was a shock,” Wilson says. “I was so proud of how the Boys were singing. Then it just ended.”

For a while, Wilson let the music go: “I was writing for the Boys, so I thought, ‘What am I gonna do without them?'”

But last year he got the idea to bring in guest singers to finish the songs. Wilson had loved working with female vocalists since his early Beach Boys days, when he’d moonlight producing tracks for girl groups like the Honeys, which featured his first wife, Marilyn Rovell. He invited some of his favorite young singers to Ocean Way studios in Hollywood, including Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves and Zooey Deschanel. Frank Ocean rapped on “Special Love,” though the track remains unfinished and may not make the album. A track with Nate Ruess from fun. was more successful: He “sounds a little like my brother Carl,” Wilson says…

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-wilsons-girl-powered-lp-in-the-studio-with-the-beach-boy-20140718#ixzz37vMenW6O

 

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jenita
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 00:51:08

    A really good answer, full of ranlitaioty!

    Reply

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