Watch Brian Wilson Perform “God Only Knows” & “Love and Mercy” On The Colbert Show

Watch Brian Wilson Perform “God Only Knows” & “Love and Mercy” On The Colbert Show

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Brian Wilson has appeared on the latest episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform two piano-led tracks for the show’s ongoing #PlayAtHome series. The Beach Boys singer took to his piano to deliver an endearing rendition of the 1966 Pet Sounds classic, “God Only Knows.” Watch Below. 

Brian Wilson | "God Only Knows" [Late Show #PlayAtHome]

As a bonus web-exclusive, Wilson then performed “Love And Mercy” from his 1988 self-titled solo LP. Before launching into the stripped-down rendition of the song that calls for peace and understanding, Wilson took a moment to deliver a well-timed message of unity, saying, “Hi, this is Brian Wilson everyone. I just want you guys to know that we’re all in this together.” Adding, “I love you all. Love and mercy to you all,” at the song’s conclusion.

Brian Wilson | "Love and Mercy" [Late Show #PlayAtHome]

The #PlayAtHome series has already delivered a stack of unique performances during the coronavirus pandemic, with everyone from John Fogerty to Sheryl Crow giving us a sneak peek into their homes during lockdown. See more from the series here. 

In March this year, when the music industry was suddenly faced with rapidly changing circumstances, Brian Wilson helped to launch Rolling Stone’s IGTV In My Room series with a solo, at-home performance of his own 1963 track of the same name. You can watch the performance here. 

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