One of the most anticipated reunions in music history is well
and truly underway as the Beach Boys unveil a clip of their brand
new single, their first in over two decades.
The surf-rock legends have reunited for a world tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer, with founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love & Al Jardine all taking part.
The new track is entitled 'That's Why God Made the Radio' and will feature on their comeback album, which is due in June.
"It's a sentimental thing for me," says Brian Wilson in the clip which you can watch below. "We've been together 50 years - that's a long time." Mike Love adds: "Conceptually, the album is not going to be anything outlandish or silly, like 'Smiley Smile'. It will be like the Beach Boys circa '65. I'm trying to write lyrics that fit the music without making it sound like you're writing from a hospice."
Speaking with Billboard, Brian Johnston said: "There's a lot of what you'd hope to hear from Brian [Wilson] on there. It's not a quilt or a pot luck dinner, it's not like, 'OK, everybody show up with your songs.' It's not one of those kind of albums."
The tour starts tonight in Tucson, Arizona and hits the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend.