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Wilson Phillips Return With Harry Styles Cover: Look + Listen

A decade since Wilson Phillips released their last single, a cover version of “Good Vibrations,” (originally written by Carrie and Wendy’s father, Brian Wilson,) the California trio just dropped their first new song in 10 years.

A rendition of Harry Styles’ “Boyfriends” From Styles’ current Harry’s House album, the female version is a three-minute cover contains Ben Harper’s slide guitar, with the Harry’s gentle vocals woven throughout.

Explaining the nexus of the release, Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, and Wendy Wilson, were in a hotel room last spring when they watched Styles perform the song on television, and they instantly knew it was for them. 

“We are all such big fans of Harry Styles and we are honored to cover such a well-written and recorded song like ‘Boyfriends,’” the band said in a statement. “We have daughters and nieces, as well as many heartbreaks, loves, and boyfriends in our own history, so the lyrics and harmony spoke to us on many levels. We are so proud to share our version of his already beautiful song with the world today.” 

Though the band’s last album was 2012’s Dedicated, Wilson Phillips have toured throughout the years, most recently last month at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and in 2020, they celebrated the 30th anniversary of their hit “Hold On.

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Author: Saul Goode

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