You get big, then you get BEEEG! No less than 27 of the
hottest names in the music industry came together to record a song for the much
anticipated launch of BBC Music. Dubbed The Impossible Orchestra, the group
united to perform a reworking of the Beach Boys' 1966 classic 'God Only Knows'.
Digital Spy reports that Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, who composed and
produced the track, heads the group, and is joined by: popular music stars Sir
Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Jake Bugg, Lorde,
Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith and Florence
Welch; rock musicians Chrissie Hynde, Brian May and Dave Grohl; classical
musicians Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese and Nicola
Benedetti; folk performer Eliza Carthy; Senegalese singer Baaba Maal; jazz
performer Jamie Cullum; British Asian Music star Jaz Dhami; the BBC's Zane
Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland; and the
youthful vocals of the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Speaking about the project, Brian said: "I just feel so incredibly humbled
that the BBC would choose 'God Only Knows' to promote their new music
initiative. All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can't thank them enough.
I'm just honoured that 'God Only Knows' was chosen. 'God Only Knows' is a very
special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I've ever
written." All proceeds of the downloading of the song will be in aid of
BBC Children In Need.