Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward already announced the She & Him "Melt Away" tour that's a tribute to Beach Boys founder and songwriter Brian Wilson. Now they've revealed that that's also the name of their new album, which has them covering 14 of their favorite songs by Wilson. Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is due out July 22 on Fantasy Records.
“In the spring of 2020, we started a list of our favorite Brian songs — a very long list,” the duo say. “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.”