She & Him Debut Animated Video for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” from Their New Brian Wilson Tribute LP


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Last week, She & Him released Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, a spirited collection of loving homages to the Beach Boys legend.

Among the classic tracks revisited on the album by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward was “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” which now has a fun animated lyric video, as debuted on Tuesday:

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Elsewhere on Melt Away, Wilson himself lends a hand on a new version of “Do It Again,” from the Beach Boys’ 1968 album Friends:

“In the spring of 2020, we started a list of our favorite Brian songs — a very long list,” said the duo in a statement. “We chose songs without any regard to their chart performance. The obscure ones hit us just as hard as the more popular songs — and all are ripe for re-imagining, re-interpreting, and re-inventing. Brian writes songs of beauty and loneliness and vulnerability better than anyone — and by sequencing them next to popular songs of confidence and love and fun, it creates a more complete picture of life on earth.”

Added Wilson: “Zooey and Matt did such mind-blowing versions of our songs. The harmonies are beautiful and right on. I love this record!”

The detailed track listing:

1. “Darlin’” – (Wilson-Love) – from the Beach Boys 1967 LP Wild Honey
2. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – (Wilson-Asher-Love) – from the Beach Boys 1966 LP Pet Sounds
3. “Til I Die” – (Brian Wilson) – from the Beach Boys 1971 LP Surf’s Up
4. “Deidre” – (Johnson-Wilson) – from the Beach Boys 1970 LP Sunflower
5. “Melt Away” – (Brian Wilson) – from Brian Wilson’s 1988 self-titled solo LP
6. “Good To My Baby” – (Wilson-Love) – from the 1965 LP The Beach Boys Today!
7. “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” – (Wilson-Asher) – from the 1966 LP Pet Sounds
8. “Don’t Worry Baby” – (Wilson-Christian) – from the Beach Boys 1964 LP Shut Down Volume 2
9. “This Whole World” – (Wilson) – from the Beach Boys 1970 LP Sunflower
10. “Kiss Me, Baby” – (Wilson-Love) – from the 1965 LP The Beach Boys Today!
11. “Do It Again” featuring Brian Wilson – (Wilson-Love) – from the Beach Boys 1968 LP Friends
12. “Heads You Win, Tails I Lose” – (Wilson-Usher) – from the Beach Boys 1962 LP Surfin’ Safari
13. “Please Let Me Wonder” – (Wilson-Love) – from 1965 LP the Beach Boys Today!
14. “Meant For You” – (Wilson-Love) – from the Beach Boys 1968 LP Friends”

In all, Melt Away is a wonderful celebration of Wilson’s untouchable musical legacy — be sure to give it a listen.



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