Late Night Performances

Brian Wilson Performs “God Only Knows” and “Love and Mercy” on Colbert: Watch

on June 04, 2020, 11:47pm

Brian Wilson popped up on Thursday night’s episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Beach Boys singer-songwriter performed two of his most timeless ballads — “God Only Knows” and “Love and Mercy” — remotely from his grand piano.

“Hi, this is Brian Wilson everyone,” the old bard announced over his keys. “I just want you guys to know that we’re all in this together.” From there, he dove right into the crescent waves of his veteran falsetto — as angelic as ever. Watch the replay below.

Don’t forget: On June 19th, Wilson and legendary songwriter and arranger Van Dyke Parks are reissuing their first collaborative album, 1995’s Orange Crate Art. So, if you’re looking for some rays, well, there you go.

In related news, his embarrassment of a cousin Mike Love recently made waves for his own quarantine anthem. We can’t remember the title, but boy howdy do we remember the John Stamos-starring video. What a nightmare.