EXCLUSIVE: Mike Love is sending out “Good Vibrations” this Fourth of July weekend.
The “Beach Boys” singer-songwriter and co-founder will likely be reporting for responsibility this July 4 to give a “high five” to first responders, hospital personnel and servicemen and girls — previous and current — with a special United Service Organizations (USO) efficiency of his latest single “This Too Shall Pass” that includes “Full House” star John Stamos.
The one marked the 79-year-old’s first studio launch since “12 Sides of Summer” in 2019 and since dropping the file, all artist royalties and BMG’s royalties have gone to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to assist meals banks throughout the nation as they assist communities impacted by the pandemic.
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Love spoke with Fox Information forward of the special USO virtual efficiency, which may also function performances from nation crooner Clint Black, actor-musician Craig Robinson, and humorous girl Iliza Shlesinger, amongst others.
“We had probably the most incredible summer The Beach Boys have ever experienced set up for this year and it all ended in March,” Love informed us, including that amid the coronavirus pandemic he’s been firing off new lyrics and one occurred to flip right into a music.
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“I was sitting in my studio in Lake Tahoe, which is a beautiful place to be quarantined, I have to admit, and I just started writing out the lyrics of a little poem, ‘This Too Shall Pass,’” he stated. “I wanted to start out with all the things we’re all going through and then give a high five to all the first responders and the medical professionals and staff and turned lemons into lemonade – that’s one of the lines in the song.”
The Grammy winner stated he drew inspiration from the numerous years he and The Beach Boys have traveled the globe taking part in to numerous navy bases world wide and stated he relishes within the response he usually receives from servicemen and girls thanking the band and their hits for serving to them pull by means of powerful occasions.
“Over the years we played numerous military bases all over the place and I remember one year doing something in Okinawa and then flying back from Japan to get to a show that we did in Houston,” Love recalled.
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“This is maybe 20 years ago or so. And it’s just something we’ve been fond of doing over the years. Whatever kind of military base, we’ve played it – as well as the Naval Academy and West Point and the Air Force Academy. We played those places as well.”
For the USO’s half, the group can also be kicking off its 10th annual T-shirt campaign and virtual concert collection.
Initiated as a approach for navy supporters to specific their gratitude to service members and navy households who’re serving world wide defending the nation, the marketing campaign will run all through July and Black, 58 – who lately launched his newest challenge “Out of Sane,” his 23rd album — informed “Fox and Friends” that regardless of touring with the USO through the years, Saturday will mark the primary time he’ll be becoming a member of on for their yearly concert collection.
“It’s a different time, so we’re going to try to bring some entertainment to the troops around the world virtually, ” Clint stated.
In the meantime, Love stated he’s keen to convey a wave of positivity to people throughout unprecedented occasions and that’s exactly what retains him within the music sport.
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“We’ve always been big supporters of the military and we’ve had remarkable testimonials and statements made to me and given to me, whether in writing or in person by military men and women,” he defined. “One guy actually said, ‘Thank you for saving my life,’ and I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He says, ‘Well, your music brought us a sense of home and helped us to get through what we had to do in Vietnam.’”
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“So when somebody says something like that to you, that really impacts you emotionally,” Love added. “And so I’m just so grateful that our music has meant so much to so many people over the years.”
In accordance to a press launch, “The summer series is a continuation of the recently launched USO MVP series, providing virtual delivery across USO operations, programs and entertainment activities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Since April 1, the USO’s entertainment division has hosted 30 virtual engagements across 24 countries and 37 states and territories.”
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The present will air on the evening of Friday, July three at 12 a.m. ET and will repeat on Saturday, July Four at 12 p.m. ET on the USO Fb, YouTube, and Twitch pages.