Music leged Brian Wilson has upset fans by revealing that his new album may include duets with Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean and Zooey Deschanel.
The former Beach Boys singer has asked his ardent admirers to "wait until the album comes out" before assessing the product. "I think you just might dig it as much as I do," he says of his first collection of original material since 2008's That Lucky Old Sun.
In an interview with Rolling Stone due to be published next week, Wilson says: "This project blows my mind.".and in a follow-up post on his website, he expresses his disappointment about expectations.
"It kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I’ve been working so hard on," he says. "In my life in music, I’ve been told too many times not to f*** with the formula, but as an artist it’s my job to do that - and I think I’ve earned that right."
“I’m really proud of these new songs and to hear these great artists sing on them just blows me away. I love what we’ve done. I would think that after making music for more than 50 years, my fans would understand that I’ll always do what’s in my heart - and I think that’s why you are my fans."