Brian Wilson Talks, Sings That Lucky Old Sun

We first spoke about Brian Wilson’s new song cycle That Lucky Old Sun when he premiered it in London this past fall. Then we mentioned he was returning to Capitol and prepping a tour. Bringing it full circle, we have footage of Wilson talking about That Lucky Old Sun and singing some of his new songs, including the swoony “Midnight’s Another Day.” The last track, “Going Home,” seems like a stinker, but otherwise the new material sounds (like the Beach Boys) good.

Poignant. But if I had the opportunity to interview him, there’s no way I’d let the moment pass without asking about “Smart Girls.”

That Lucky Old Sun is out 9/2 on Capitol. You can catch Wilson on the road:

07/11 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ball Room
07/12 – Highmount, NY @ Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
07/13 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
07/15 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
07/16 – Torrington, CT @ Warner Theatre
08/01 – Newport, RI @ International Tennis Hall of Fame
08/16 – Jackson, WY @ Jackson Hole Music Festival
09/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl