THREE'S A CHARM
Bass Player|Holiday 2020
Sir Paul McCartney returns with his third self-titled album

Due for release shortly after this issue of BP goes on sale, McCartney III comes 50 years after the release of the then newly-solo bassist’s first album, and a mere 40 after his second. As planned as this neat timeline might seem to be, the rockin’ knight’s third self-titled collection came about quite by accident, he says.

“I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family, and I would go to my studio every day,” he explains. “I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track, and then when it was done I thought, what will I do next?

“I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years, but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished, so I started thinking about what I had. Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on, and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun. It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.”

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