She & Him have shared the fourth single from their forthcoming record Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson. It’s a cover of ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, which was written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian and appeared on the Beach Boys’ 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2. Give it a listen below.
“‘Don’t Worry Baby’ is one of the greatest songs of all time,” Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward said in a joint statement. “As with all the other songs on our tribute record, we had no interest in copycatting the original production – our version began with stripping the song down to just vocals and a drop-tuned acoustic guitar and building from there. The inspiration for our version comes from a lot of different places but the biggest ones would be some of Chet Atkins guitar ideas, some drum ideas from Mick Fleetwood, and some synth inventions by Dave Smith (RIP).”