The Monkees – “She Makes Me Laugh” (Written By Rivers Cuomo)

Earlier this year, we learned that ’60s pop relics the Monkees were making a new album and that they were working with songwriters like Noel Gallagher, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, and XTC’s Andy Partridge. The first single has just made its way to the internet, and it comes from the pen of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. You can hear Cuomo’s efficient hooksmanship in it, but musically, the song is a whole lot closer to the Monkees’ jangly style than to anything we’ve ever heard from Weezer. It’s pretty good! Also, the lyric video is made up to look like an Archie-style comic book, which is a fun gimmick. Check it out below, via Brooklyn Vegan.

The Monkees’ new album Good Times! is out 5/27 on Rhino.