THE MONKEES have a new song called “She Makes Me Laugh“, and it was written by RIVERS CUOMO from WEEZER. And the collaboration makes sense, now that you think of it.
It’s the lead single off their new album “Good Times!”, which comes out on May 29th. It’s the only track Rivers contributed. He said, quote, “I’m super stoked, I’ve always identified with their musical aesthetic . . . the chord changes and melodies.”
“Good Times!” is the first Monkees album in 20 years, so it’s also the first since Davy Jones died in 2012. It also features songs written by the late Harry Nilsson, Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie, Noel Gallagher, and Neil Diamond, who wrote their biggest hit, “I’m a Believer”.