The Beach Boys’ Mike Love and John Stamos team up for new pandemic fundraising song
Former Beach Boys members Mike Love and John Stamos have reunited for a new charitable cause with ‘This Too Shall Pass’.
The song, which was recorded in self-isolation, is designed to raise money for charity and the duo will hand over all royalties in support of Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
“A lifetime of performing to millions of people all over the world and suddenly everything came to a halt,” said Love in a press release. “I’ve lived through enough good times and bad to know that eventually, this too shall pass, and better days are yet to come. With today being May Day, new beginnings are around corner and as the lyrics of this song say, ‘we’ll get back to havin’ fun, fun, fun in the sun.’”
John Stamos, who has been closely affiliated with the Beach Boys since he began performing live with the band in 1985, said: “I’m really proud of Mike for writing this song. About three weeks into the pandemic, Mike, his wife Jacquelyne and I discussed out how to contribute to the crisis. I suggested he do a parody of one of his songs like Neil Diamond did with Sweet Caroline.
“He insisted on doing something original and then he started singing ‘This Too Shall Pass.’ I thought it was really special. At 79 years old, he could be on a boat counting his royalty checks on the way to Kokomo, but not Mike. He continues to challenge himself and care deeply about the world and the people in it. That’s why it was so important for him to do something new, and say something hopeful.”