Brian Wilson to release new album in September

'That Lucky Old Sun' will be the ex-Beach Boy's first album for four years

Brian Wilson is set to release his first album in four years this September.

‘That Lucky Old Sun’, a concept album about the former Beach Boys star’s childhood in south California, will be released on September 1.

The album, featuring 11 tracks, a vocal excerpt and four narrative pieces written by ‘Smile’ collaborator Van Dyke Parks, was first performed at London‘s Royal Festival Hall in September 2007.

‘That Lucky Old Sun’ is the first album of new work from Wilson since 2004’s ‘Gettin’ In Over My Head’.

The singer and songwriter also released a reworked version of ‘Smile’ in 2004, a ‘teenage symphony to God’ that was left unreleased and unfinished in 1967.