Brian’s Hidden Beauties LXXXVI: Passing By

Passing By is a classic “hidden beauty” by Brian- a understated song on an understated album (Friends), which shows Brian’s ability to create beauty and complicated emotions without even using any lyrics. Just the evocative title and beautiful wordless vocal can make you think about so much – a new love, an existing love,  some magic in the air, maybe?

Once again, Brian’s music is soaring – almost ascending towards heaven, but with a quiet, gentle background. It’s a little known, but precious treasure in the deep Beach Boys catalogue. You can listen to it here.

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