Later this month, Rhino Records will release Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology, a collection of studio tracks and live recordings celebrating his long solo career. It includes two unreleased songs: one, “Run James Run,” was written by Wilson specifically for the release, while the other was written with frequent collaborator Andy Paley for an unfinished project in the early ’90s. That last one’s called “Some Sweet Day,” and you can listen to it via Rolling Stone below.
Paley provided some context to Rolling Stone for the track:
Brian and I originally wrote ‘Some Sweet Day’ together in the early Nineties for a movie. The idea was that it would be sung by a female in the style of a Sixties girl-group like the Chiffons. It ultimately didn’t end up getting recorded with a woman’s voice but still I like the recording with Brian singing lead. That’s Brian and me and my brother Jonathan singing the background parts. I’m playing one of the pianos, Brian’s playing another one. I’m playing drums and guitar Jonathan’s playing six-string bass. Brian hired a violinist and Michael Andreas played the woodwind part. It’s a track that I’ve always been very proud of so I’m happy that people are finally able to hear it.
“I think it’s a great song with good lyrics and a cool melody” is all that Wilson had to say about it.
Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology is out 9/22 via Rhino Records.