Beach Boys first new song in 20 years

Beach Boys first new song in 20 years

Surf boards at the ready

While the news that the Beach Boys have reunited is no longer, er, news, this is: a clip of their upcoming single That's Why God Made the Radio.

After a 20-year hiatus, the track will be the first from their reunion album out in the summer.

And if you're unsure as to what they've been doing between the 90s and now, allow us to fill you in: They toured separately and took endless law lawsuits out on each other.

According to Rolling Stone, frontman Brian Wilson said: "It's a sentimental thing for me."

"We've been together 50 years – that's a long time." Added Mike Love, "Conceptually, the album is not going to be anything outlandish or silly, like Smiley Smile. It will be like the Beach Boys circa '65. I'm trying to write lyrics that fit the music without making it sound like you're writing from a hospice."

If you're lucky enough to have tickets, the tour starts in Tucson, Arizona and moves on to the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

(Image: Rex Features)

(Via Rolling Stone)

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