Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Sam Smith + More Perform The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" w/ Brian Wilson
All the stars came out to play when Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Sam Smith, Lorde, Emeli Sande and so many more set out to launch BBC Music with a larger than life performance of The Beach Boys' '66 cut "God Only Knows" with the legend Brian Wilson manning the ivory. The legion of A-listers came together in a whimsical and wildly animated clip, lighting up a grand theater and paying homage to almost 90 years of broadcasting from the camp across the pond.
Imagine Smith floating in a doughy cloud or the Kiwi anti-popstress spawning crimson-red feathered wings or even Mr. Wonderlove immersed in a mist of realized notes, diddling away on that monochromatic harp. If you're having trouble putting some of the schemes through your head, the BBC has got you covered. Think of it as a less socially conscious, endlessly more blown-out take on "We Are The World" without Michael or Lionel or Quincy. Welcome BBC Music to the wild and wonderful world with a who's who crew of industry luminaries performing The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" with Brian Wilson below.