I'm very excited to announce that my new summer single (a eastern flavored version of The Beach Boys' "GOD ONLY KNOWS" backed with a moody take on The Beatles' "STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER") is now available exclusively on iTunes!
I'm so proud of how these tracks turned out, and this is a very special project for me for a couple reasons. First and foremost, "GOD ONLY KNOWS" features the debut of my son Tyler on background vocals (listen to the outro, "what I'd beeeeeeee withoooooouuuuut youuuu"). Hearing him back me up on this tune completely transforms the song for me, and I'm SO proud that all the reviews (posted below) have called him out as well. Definitely a proud papa :)
Secondly, it's likely to be my last release before the arrival of my baby girl next month! The songs will always be synonymous with this time in our life, playing rough mixes in the car for the family always led to an impromptu in-utero dance party (much to the distress of my wife, who's ribs subsequently got pummeled). She is due to join our family around June 10th, and it blows my mind to think that I'm soon going to have a daughter - my sons are gonna have a younger sister - and with her being the third child, my wife and I are gonna be outnumbered! Ahhh! :) I can't wait to meet her and embrace all the changes she will bring...:)
So, with that in mind, I'll probably be flying low on the radar for the summer (save for our appearance at the IPO Festival here in LA in July). I want to wish you all a VERY warm summer full of love and light.
See you on the other side of a little sleep deprivation! :)
All my love,
Special thanks to *everyone* that participated in this project - your gifts of music and love are cherished and not soon forgotten.
GOD ONLY KNOWS
Written by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher
Brandon Schott: Tenor Ukulele, Piano, Toy Piano, Temple Bells, Shaker, Hand Drum, Sleigh Bells, Tambourine, Hand Claps, Harmonium, Vocals
Jason Wormer: Barritone Guitar, Ukulele
Daniel Mulliken: Sitar
Steven Wilson: Tabla
Brooke Fox, Brandon Schott & introducing Tyler Schott: Background Vocals
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Brandon Schott: Piano, Chamberlain, Vibes, Dulcitone, Harmonium, Glockenspiel, Organ, Percussion, Vocals
Daniel Mulliken: Cello
Steven Wilson: Tabla
Billy Hawn: Drums
Produced by Brandon Schott
Mixed and Mastered by Jason Wormer
Cover Art by Michelle Schott
A Few Notes on God Only Knows