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).”
Melt Away is set for release on July 22 via Fantasy. It includes the previously released singles ‘Darlin’, ‘Til I Die’, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’.