Paul McCartney Tapping Young Producers For New Sessions
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Paul McCartney Tapping Young Producers For New Sessions
Paul McCartney has been in the studio with producer Ethan Johns -- son of legendary producer Glyn Johns. Ethan spoke to and revealed that McCartney has also been recording with producer Mark Ronson -- a close friend of Sean Lennon's. Ethan, who recently worked with Joe Cocker, said McCartney's new material sounds like "classic Paul."
He went on to say: "This is very different to the last album. We've done two sessions already and the third is in a few weeks. It's sounding great. He's still one of the most extraordinary recording talents. There's a song on the record called 'Hosanna' which is absolutely heartbreaking -- just Paul and an acoustic guitar. It's gorgeous. . . I know he's also been in the studio with Mark Ronson, which I imagine is going to be quite current-sounding."
Ethan admitted he wasn't sure if any of the material they worked on will definitely make the final cut of the upcoming album, and added: "I'm not sure what it is. I'm simply a guy in his phone book he calls up every now and again and asks if I want to do something. And you don't say no to McCartney. I mean, who would?"
Paul McCartney has been writing songs for 55 years and admits that more often than not, it's the music that inspires the lyrics: "The truth is, it can be any way. Y'know, 'cause interviewers over the years have asked, 'Which come first' -- and I remember, 'All My Loving' was a words thing, I just wrote it on a coach and I had those words and then I put a tune to it -- but most of my stuff isn't like that. Most of my stuff is a tune looking for words."
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