The Beach Boys‘s singer Mike Love released a new song for fans during this lockdown period. The tune “This Too Shall Pass” was recorded by Mike Love (Vocals) and has special participation of the actor John Stamos on drums.
In an statement, Mike Love said that this Beach Boys song royalties will all be donated:
“All artist and label royalties from “This Too Shall Pass” will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. The fund will enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable people during this difficult time. Through the music, Love hopes fans will join him in giving back, amplifying the good and rallying around their global community.”
“A lifetime of performing to millions of people all over the world and suddenly everything came to a halt. I’ve lived through enough good times and bad to know that eventually, this too shall pass, and better days are yet to come. With today being May Day, new beginnings are around corner and as the lyrics of this song say, ‘we’ll get back to havin’ fun, fun, fun in the sun.’”
Hear The Beach Boys’ Mike Love new song “This Too Shall Pass”:
John Stamos also talked about the song, saying:
“I’m really proud of Mike for writing this song. About three weeks into the pandemic, Mike, his wife Jacquelyne and I discussed out how to contribute to the crisis. I suggested he do a parody of one of his songs like Neil Diamond did with Sweet Caroline. He insisted on doing something original and then he started singing ‘This Too Shall Pass.’ I thought it was really special. At 79 years old, he could be on a boat counting his royalty checks on the way to Kokomo, but not Mike. He continues to challenge himself and care deeply about the world and the people in it. That’s why it was so important for him to do something new, and say something hopeful.”
All the musicians featured on the song recorded their parts at home.