Paul McCartney reveals Kanye West’s unique process of writing
Sir Paul McCartney opened up about his experience of the collaboration with Kanye West for their hit ‘FourFiveSeconds’ and revealed the rapper’s unique writing process.
Sir Paul McCartney opened up about his experience of the collaboration with Kanye West for their hit song “FourFiveSeconds” and revealed the rapper’s unique writing process.
McCartney told DIY he let West “lead the dance” on the hit 2015 song, which featured Rihanna.
“Ultimately, We just talk a lot,” McCartney told DIY. “I played a couple of small things and one of them ended up as ‘FourFiveSeconds’ with Rihanna. It is more a question of me guessing that these people are interested [in me] and think I have something. For me, I feel great. I love diversity.”
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McCartney said he “learned a lot”, while the cooperation with the West and described the inspiration behind West lyrics.
The Beatles singer said that he would write songs “with a guitar or a piano and make it on and off.”
Paul McCartney said Kanye West when you see the photos of Kim Kardashian during the writing of songs.
And the West would be the song “as we went along, so much so that I didn’t even realize that I was making songs,” McCartney added.
“We had two or three afternoons where we just hung together in a Beverly Hills hotel in the bungalows on the back, and he had his engineer and was with a couple of microphones in the case that something happened,” he said. “I was tootling around on the guitar and Kanye spent a lot of time looking at pictures of Kim [Kardashian] on his computer. I’m thinking, ‘Are we ever gonna get around to writing?'”
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McCartney, 76, said he was surprised to learn West was writing.
“But it turns out that he was writing. That is his muse. He was listening to this riff I was doing and, of course, he knew in his mind that he could use, so he took him, and flew up and then one way or another, he got Rihanna to sing it. She is a great favorite of mine anyway, so that just came without me lifting a finger,” he explained.
The former Beatle announced on Wednesday that his 17th solo album, “Egypt Station” will be released on Sept. 7. He released the single “I don’t Know” and “Come On Me.” His latest album, “NEW”, is from 2013.