Brian Wilson‘s new album, No Pier Pressure, his 11th solo studio album, is set for release on April 3 and the first single, ‘The Right Time’ (featuring former Beach Boy colleague Al Jardine) has been released.
The biopic Love & Mercy – about Wilson’s life and the creation of the classic album Pet Sounds will coincide with the album release. The film stars John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti.
Wilson has returned to Capitol Records for the latest album, his original label home with The Beach Boys, and has reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, and was joined at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios. Guests on the album apart from Jardine include other former Beach Boy bandmates David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, along with Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian and trumpeter Mark Isham.
Musicians on the sessions for No Pier Pressure include Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. Members of Wilson’s longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett.