- Publish Date
- Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:02AM
Hey hey it's the Monkees! Beloved 1960s pop stars, the Monkees, are making a new album to coincide with their 50th anniversary, and now, the first single 'She Makes Me Laugh' has been released!
Original Monkees members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith (Davy Jones passed away in 2012) headed to the studio for 'Good Times!', the band’s first new album in 20 year.
The album pairs the Monkees with songwriters like Oasis’s Noel Gallagher, Brit rock legend Paul Weller, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, and XTC’s Andy Partridge, and was produced by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne.
The album also features a handful of unreleased songs written for the band in their heyday, including contributions by Neil Diamond, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, along with the title track, whose name comes from a previously unreleased Harry Nilsson song.
The Monkees’ new album is due out this month and the group will launch a 50th anniversary tour on May 18.