Hanson are still over the moon after Beach Boys collaboration - Noise11.com
Hanson: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Hanson: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Hanson are still over the moon after Beach Boys collaboration

by Music-News.com on November 28, 2018

in News

Hanson are still in awe at collaborating with The Beach Boys star Mike Love because they learned to harmonise from listening to the Good Vibrations hitmakers as kids.

Hanson were approached about revamping their 2017 holiday tune Finally It’s Christmas with Mike for his new album, Reason for the Season, and brothers Taylor, Zac, and Isaac jumped at the opportunity.

“They (label bosses) were like, ‘Mike likes your song, and he’d like to sing it on the record,’ and we’re like, ‘Well, duh!'” smiled Isaac during a joint appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today.

The project also helped to bring the siblings’ careers full circle.

“The Beach Boys were the first concert we ever went to; I was like, six years old,” shared Zac. “Obviously (we) love (their) vocals… (They’re) icons.”

“We’re still pinching ourselves (over the collaboration),” he beamed.

Taylor added, “It’s amazing… We learned (to harmonise) from listening to The Beach Boys and early rock and roll, and these guys did it the best.”

Reworking Finally It’s Christmas with Mike also granted Hanson the chance to join the veteran musician in the studio to cover one of The Beach Boys’ old hits, It’s OK, which was released over the summer (18).

At the time, Love told Rolling Stone: “I loved re-recording the song with Hanson. I think they brought a great energy to it. Brothers Taylor, Zac and Isaac grew up singing harmonies like my family did and they’ve written some great songs over the years. It was a blast working together.”

“Twenty-five years ago, we were singing Beach Boys classics to an audience of a handful at our first concert,” Taylor explained in a statement. “To be asked to collaborate with Mike Love, a music icon to us, was a total honor. There are few things greater than being granted mutual respect from an artist you greatly admire.”

music-news.com

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Roger Waters talking at an event for Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) at the Atheneum Theatre Melbourne on Friday 9 February 2018. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Covers John Prine’s ‘Hello In There’

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters has recorded an acoustic version of John Prine’s ‘Hello In There’ with Lucius.

5 hours ago
Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan Is Both Rock Star and Carpenter

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple has confessed he makes his own furniture, including an oak table and mahogany desk.

2 days ago
The GTOs
Miss Mercy of The GTOs Dies Aged 71

Miss Mercy, a member of 60s LA band The GTOs, has died at age 71.

2 days ago
Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath photo by Ros OGorman
Stop Asking Ozzy Osbourne About His Health

Ozzy Osbourne is tired of being asked about his health.

3 days ago
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11,Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Neil Young Delivers Stunning Musical Political Editorial With ‘Looking For A Leader 2020’

Neil Young has released a stunning musical editorial on the upcoming American election with ‘Looking For A leader 2020’.

3 days ago
Ace Frehley at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Space Ace Frehley Covers Deep Purple Space Truckin’

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has cooked up his own take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’ throwing the Ace into the lyrics to give it a point of difference.

5 days ago
Zoot
Zoot Australian Tour Postponed For 11 Months

Zoot's Australian tour has been delayed for 11 months until October 2021 while the world settles over coronavirus.

5 days ago