Former Beatles member Paul McCartney revealed that he is working on a new album with Greg Kurstin, the producer who helped British singer Adele to release her worldwide hit «Hello.» In a radio interview this weekend, the singer said he is «in the middle» of a new album, the first since 2013.
He pointed out that he collaborates with Kurstin, co-author of Adele’s piano ballad that became a planetary success.
The producer has also worked with the Australian singer Sia and with the alternative rock icon Beck.
«My only concern is for people to say,» Oh, Paul McCartney is going to sing the song of the month, «the musician said in an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music.
«I guess you always think the worst of it, but he’s a cool guy,» McCartney says, describing himself. «I do what I love to do.»
The 74-year-old artist said he is not worried about the image he will leave, alluding to the death in recent months of legends like David Bowie or Prince.
The artist said that his former comrade John Lennon, murdered in front of his house in New York in 1980, once asked a question on this subject.
«It was curious because I would never have imagined that John would have the slightest concern about that, but it’s one of those things that people are worried about: do you wonder what the others will say, will the negative comments follow, or the more flattering? (…) Fortunately this will not matter because I will not be here anymore. »
McCartney also paid tribute to Chuck Berry, a pioneer of rock and roll, who died days ago.
«Many copied his style on the guitar, he had a huge influence,» said the singer. «For me their lyrics are like American poetry. They capture the spirit of high school, rock and roll, cars …»
The Beatles’ classic «Come Together» was inspired by Chuck Berry’s «You Can not Catch Me,» sparking a quarrel with the rocker’s record label.