Hear Brian Wilson’s Posthumous Duet With Glen Cambell “Strong”

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Brian Wilson and Glen Campbell, two icons of music, have come together in a way that’s both moving and unique. Through the magic of technology, a duet between Wilson and the late Campbell has been created. They perform Campbell’s song ‘Strong,’ allowing us to hear their combined talents once again.

A Legacy Continued Through Music

The special track is part of an upcoming collection titled ‘Glen Campbell Duets – Ghost on the Canvas Sessions,’ which is set to release on April 19. This album is not just another music project; it’s a gathering of musical titans. Elton John, Dolly Parton, Carole King, Eric Clapton, and Daryl Hall are among the stars who lend their voices, making it a treasure trove of collaborative efforts.

Glen Campbell, the voice behind classics like ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy,’ left the world in 2017 after a brave fight with Alzheimer’s disease at 81. His song ‘Strong,’ first released on his 2011 album ‘Ghost on the Canvas,’ openly talked about his battle, sharing a vulnerable side of him through the lines, “As I look into these eyes I’ve known for all these years / I see for the first time in my life fear”.


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A Touching Collaboration

With the new version of ‘Strong,’ Brian Wilson steps in to add his iconic harmonies, enriching the song with his touch and mirroring the original’s heartfelt verses.

Reflecting on their collaboration, Wilson said, “Glen was a great singer and a great guy. Our intention in doing ‘Strong’ was to echo back to ‘Guess I’m Dumb’ and the times that Glen and I worked together. It’s kinda got that vibe to it and I dig the sound of it.”

Facing Challenges Together

The song’s release carries extra weight as news surfaced in February that Brian Wilson, now 81, has been diagnosed with dementia. Following this diagnosis, he was placed under a conservatorship, deemed unable to look after himself. This news came shortly after the death of his wife and longtime manager, Melinda Ledbetter, in January. She had been Wilson’s primary caregiver, helping him navigate his declining health.

Looking Forward

Amidst these personal challenges, there’s a glimmer of anticipation for Wilson’s fans. His “long-lost country album,” ‘Cows in the Pasture,’ is set to be released in 2025. This announcement is a reminder of the enduring nature of music and the legacies artists leave behind.

This unique duet between Brian Wilson and Glen Campbell is more than just a song; it’s a bridge between generations, a testament to friendship, and a showcase of enduring talent. Despite the personal hardships both artists faced, their music continues to inspire and resonate with fans around the world. Through ‘Strong,’ we’re reminded of the power of music to connect, heal, and celebrate the human spirit.