Editors’ Notes “It was really good to be able to play music, and make up music, and put your thoughts and your fears and your hopes and your love into the music,” Paul McCartney tells Apple Music’s Zane Lowe of the album he made at his home studio during 2020’s pandemic. “So it kind of saved me, I must say, for about three or four months it took to make it.” Speaking to Lowe from that studio, McCartney goes on to recount 50 years of personally pivotal solo projects, first in the wake of The Beatles’ acrimonious and surprising (to him, anyway) dissolution in 1970 through the demise of Wings in 1980, to his latest, McCartney III. He also reveals the responsibility that comes with surprising strangers in hotel lobbies with spontaneous renditions of “Let It Be.” Watch the wide-ranging and revelatory interview below.

Pt. 1: The McCartney III Interview
Pt. 2: The McCartney III Interview
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