When Jim James isn't working with his rock band My Morning Jacket, he is paying tribute to some of his favorite musicians. Back in 2009, James released an EP titledTribute To, a tribute album of cover songs from George Harrison. Now, eight years later, James is paying tribute to more of his favorite musicians. The first single from Tribute To 2 is a Beach Boys cover song, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."
In a press release, James explained that the song spoke to him deeply ever since he heard it for the first time. He also said that he sometimes feels he was "dropped into the wrong life at the wrong time." It sounds very similar to the comments made over the years by Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson.
James covers a number of other artists on the Tribute To 2 album, including Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and more.
Tribute To 2 is due out Dec. 8, 2017. James will appear at the Exodus 40 Live concert event at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 1 (buy tickets here). The Beach Boys' current tour includes a show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on Feb. 13, 2018 (buy tickets here).