Mike Love of The Beach Boys: Songwriter Interviews.
There’s a gauzy, soft-focus sound to Brian Wilson's new solo album, “No Pier Pressure,” as if the album begins fading into memory the moment it’s heard. Much of that atmosphere comes from the songs, which savor the plush major-seventh chords and tiered vocal harmonies that Mr. Wilson introduced to rock in the Beach Boys’ 1960s hits.
George from Belleville, Nj This song is so beautiful and haunting that upon hearing it you know it is instantly a classic.Brian Wilson was at the top of his game when he wrote Pet Sounds and this could be the crowning achievement of the album.They just can't write songs like this anymore.This is a once in a lifetime listening experience.
There’s a couple of songs that I think illustrate the Beach Boys’ sense of humor. Like, Al, you wrote “Take a Load off Your Feet.” BRIAN: (Gruffly) I think we should move faster. I don’t.
MCR usually focuses on self-pity and are all about talking about yourself and your feelings, which is a very common style of songwriting. Writing about romance and depression is always easy because a lot of people go through break ups and periods.
Write a lot of songs. Lots and lots of songs. A lot of problems with a song in progress can be solved by starting a new and different song. Share your ideas with people, don’t be shy and don’t.
Brian Wilson: We practiced the Freshmen songs and about a year and a half later we went into the studio and cut “In My Room” with me and Dennis and Carl and Al harmonizing together, and Mike.
Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and film composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.