While you were making banana bread during lockdown, Sir Paul McCartney was doing a different kind of DIY, making an album from his East Sussex farm. His eighteenth, to be precise, with every song on it, written and produced by himself. And contrary to what you might think about music made in desperate times, the album is upbeat and optimistic, filled with powerful stories, melodic charm and of course, acoustic guitar.
“We realised we were writing songs that were memorable, not because we wanted them to be memorable, because we had to remember them”, says McCartney in the trailer of his forthcoming documentary. Filmed in black and white, the one-minute-and-a-half minute video shows the former Beatles musician in an intimate conversation with top music producer and a legend Rick Rubin, who's worked with Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Lana Del Rey. The pair sit behind a deck, listening to the classic track ‘Come Together’, their conversation interspersed with archival Beatles footage. In it, they'll discuss the Fab Four, the music they made, and the magical journey they went on.
Watch the trailer here. Release date TBC.
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