This news is surprising, especially since back in October, Wilson described his latest effort as “very mellow kind of stuff, mellow harmony, not very much rock ‘n’ roll yet.” He was working with longtime cohorts, including former Beach Boys collaborators. “There’s a style about the melody and chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the Pet Sounds flavor,” guitarist Jeff Beck said, referring to the iconic 1966 Beach Boys album.
What he told RS, though, was a different story – one that had fans crying foul.
“To my fans: it kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I’ve been working so hard on,” he said on Facebook. “In my life in music, I’ve been told too many times not to fuck with the formula, but as an artist it’s my job to do that – and I think I’ve earned that right.”
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