When he had the chance to work with a couple of buddies, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love had no hesitation about re-recording the group’s 1968 hit “Do It Again.”

The new version of the nostalgic, harmony-heavy song features Love singing with Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, while longtime Beach Boys pal and adjunct member John Stamos, who directed the video, premiering below, plays drums. The recording was released in conjunction with the Beach Boys’ performance on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth on July 4 in Washington, D.C., while the video was filmed during the afternoon in the group’s hotel.

“The whole song’s about getting together with old friends and sharing good times and talking about the old times,” says Love, who co-wrote “Do It Again” with Brian Wilson, his cousin. “That fact that here we are decades later, recreating it with old friends, having a great time — it doesn’t get much more organic and perfect and fantastic than that.” Love, in fact, considers the new “Do It Again” “a reincaration” of the song. “It’s been born again,” he tells Billboard. “I couldn’t be happier. We just had the greatest time and neatest time together doing this whole thing.”

Source : Billboard