Hanks first saw band at an Arctic Monkeys show
Actor Colin Hanks runs through a range of emotions in the quite literal video for ‘Any Emotions’, the collaboration between Beach Boys man Brian Wilson and Mini Mansions – click below to watch.
The band’s album ‘The Great Pretenders’, which is due on March 23, also features an appearance from Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner. Mini Mansions’ Michael Shuman is bass player in Queens Of The Stone Age, with whom Arctic Monkeys have many links.
Speaking about casting Colin Hanks for the video, Zach Dawes, the band’s bassist, told Rolling Stone that the actor first encountered the band at an Arctic Monkeys show. “He had caught our set opening for the Arctic Monkeys last year and everybody agreed he would be perfect,” he said.
Dawes also explained how Wilson became involved.
He stated: “The idea of working with Brian started after I did a session with him playing bass on a track for his record. We got along great and I went straight to Vox Studios from that session where the boys were doing vocals for ‘Any Emotions’. As they got into harmonies Brian’s name came up kind of as a pie in the sky idea. I followed up with him and sent him a rough cut of the song. Then that rare moment occurred where the idealised version of something becomes a reality and Brian Wilson served up an endless helping of apple pie a la mode. We are forever grateful for his presence, genius, and generosity.”