She & Him Share ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ Cover

Hear Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's fourth single off 'Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson.'

By Nate Todd Jul 8, 2022 12:49 pm PDT

She & Him released a cover of The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby.” The song will appear on the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s forthcoming album, Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, due out on July 22 via Fantasy Records.

She & Him began the Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson rollout in May with The Beach Boys’ 1967 hit single “Darlin.’” The Pet Sounds opener “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” followed ahead of “Til I Die” off 1971’s Surf’s Up.

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Ward and Deschanel now offer their version of the 1964 Beach Boys classic “Don’t Worry Baby,” a song Brian often points to as the groundbreaking band’s best work. She & Him agree:

“Don’t Worry Baby” is one of the greatest songs of all time. As with all the other songs on our tribute record, we had no interest in copycatting the original production – our version began with stripping the song down to just vocals and a drop-tuned acoustic guitar and building from there. The inspiration for our version comes from a lot of different places but the biggest ones would be some of Chet Atkins guitar ideas, some drum ideas from Mick Fleetwood, and some synth inventions by Dave Smith (RIP).”

Stream She & Him’s “Don’t Worry Baby” in the visualizer video below:

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