She & Him Share “‘Til I Die” from New Brian Wilson ‘Melt Away’ Tribute Album Out 7/22


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“Til I Die” is a track that first appeared on the Beach Boys‘ 1971 album, Surf’s Up. It’s also the latest shared by indie/pop duo She & Him as a preview of their upcoming album, Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, which will be released on July 22.

Here’s the new version from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, as debuted Wednesday:

“Matt introduced that one to me,” Deschanel said in a statement. “I didn’t know it but loved it instantly. The melodies are stunning.”

Ward added, “It’s incredibly complex — the more you get into it, it’s like a labyrinth, but one you enjoy being in.”

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson will find She & Him diving deep into Wilson’s untouchable songwriting history, with the man himself even appearing with Deschanel and Ward on one song, “Do It Again.”

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“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”

She & Him also have some fall tour dates lined up in celebration of the release:

9/9 Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
9/10 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/11 Portland, ME -@ State Theater
9/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
9/14 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
9/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens



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