During an online Listening Party, the co-lead vocalist and bassist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney, revealed numerous details about his latest album and shared the spiritual idea behind the ‘McCartney III’ tracklist.
There is no doubt that Paul McCartney is one of the world’s most famous rockstars and his passion for creating music and performing is unending, as he still continues his music career even though he is 78 years old. As you probably know, McCartney released his surprise 18th solo album ‘McCartney III‘ on December 18, 2020, which quickly met with widespread critical acclaim.
In a previous interview with Jimmy Fallon, McCartney had revealed that even he didn’t know that he would be making this album. He stated that everything started when a friend of his asked him to play a couple of songs for their short animated film. Paul came up with ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird,’ which is also the first track of his newly released album, and he decided to continue from then on.
Recently, Paul McCartney was the guest of Tim Burgess’s Listening Party, which is an online music listening event in which Twitter users all listen to some songs and then the guest star responds to fans’ questions. Paul had a lot of fun interacting with his fans and gave details about the creation process of ‘McCartney III.’
One of the most interesting things that he said was about the first and last tracks of his new album. McCartney said that he started with the song that inspired him to continue working on his new album, and ended the tracklist with a song that has a similar title and tune. With his tweet, he revealed that he did this deliberately so as to create a full circle that returns the listeners to where they started from.
The first song of the tracklist is ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird‘ which Paul said that he wrote for the short animated film. After writing the other songs and creating enough tracks for an album, Paul created ‘Winter Bird / When Winter Comes‘ so that he could go back to the point where everything started.
Here’s what Paul McCartney said in his tweet:
“The music I was working on was for a short animation film about the song When Winter Comes so this is all full circle! Now I’d come from the beginning of the album to the end, so we have the song that had started the whole thing.”
You can check out McCartney’s tweet and listen to ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’ below.
The music I was working on was for a short animation film about the song When Winter Comes so this is all full circle! Now I’d come from the beginning of the album to the end, so we have the song that had started the whole thing #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 21, 2020