New Beach Boys Video Series Launched With “Barbara Ann”
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Four classic Beach Boys songs will be the soundtrack of a new four-part video series that the band will release in celebration of their 60th-anniversary.
The project will revolve around a story of a teenage romance, which first kicked off last June. Chosen soundtracks would be “Barbara Ann,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows.”
Directed by Andrew Litten, who also sourced out local actors from South Africa. The whole concept of the story will focus on both Barbara, Lucas, and their relationship. In the first part, “Barbara Ann,” only focuses on Helena who spends her time either surfing or daydreaming about it.
The next chapter, “Don’t Worry Baby,” will be about Lucas, who moves to Helena’s town with his dad. Then the succeeding parts “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” will follow on September 16. While “God Only Knows” will conclude the series on September 17. Litten also detailed how the clips reflect the theme of the band which is all about “being young and in love.” He said:
“Their most iconic songs were written when they were between the ages of 15 to 21, so there’s this exciting view on life that’s immortalized in their lyrics.
“I wanted to do the same with the music videos by capturing the spontaneity and playfulness of being a teenager, fantasizing about the future, pursuing new passions and falling in love. I wanted to capture the feeling after your first kiss or how it felt leaving home for college. Each video builds on itself to become one long narrative but it was also very important that each video could stand on its own. If you’re watching chronologically, you become more invested in the characters.”