Paul McCartney Says He Never Wants To Retire
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.31.2013
He'll make music as long as he is able...
In an interview with WXRT Chicago (via NME), Paul McCartney, who is 71 years old, revealed that he never wants to retire from making music.
He released a new song and gave details for a new album (both called New) earlier this week. The song "New" is produced by Mark Ronson. The album includes producers like Paul Epworth (Adele) and Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Laura Marling).
McCartney said: "I get so many people coming up to me on the street saying, 'Your music changed my life'. And I get a lot of cool musicians saying it, like Tom Petty and Dave Grohl. For me, the main thing is I love making music so much. If I retired, I'd still do exactly what I do. So I may as well not retire. Retire from what? I'd do this for nothing."
The song "New" is available now. The song sounds similar to his Penny Lane songwriting. It includes the lyrics: "Don't look at me, it's way too soon to see/What's going to be, don't look at me/All my life I never knew what we could be what I could do when we were new."
McCartney released his last album, Kisses on the Bottom in February 2012. New will be released on October 15. It features production work from Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin.