Paul McCartney tweets “kisses on the bottom”

Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Paul McCartney posted a cryptic message on Twitterkisses on the bottom“.

Two days after, on December 19, 2011, he would announce a new album; the press release mentioned “the album, which is currently untitled, will be released on Hear Music/Concord Records on February 7th 2012“. The official name of the new album, “Kisses On The Bottom“, would be announced on January 9, 2012.

In the meantime, the cryptic tweet created discussion.

I had an album coming out that up until that point had been called “My Valentine”, which is one of the tracks features on it, that I wrote for Nancy. Everyone was happy with this but suddenly I got the feeling that it might mean the album was really only relevant around Valentine’s Day, which might make it a bit time specific. So I was looking for another title, and then I realized that I didn’t really want the album to just have a romantic title. One of the thoughts was “Love So Fine” which is one of the lyrics out of “My Valentine”. But again, I wanted something a little bit more me, and one evening I thought of the fun lyric from the “Going To Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter”. Over the years, people have had a little joke with the line “a lot of kisses on the bottom, I’ll be glad I got them”. And I thought that would be fun, so I tried it out on a few people and it was a really split reaction. Certain people said “Ah I love it, that is cool”. And some people said “Are you kidding? Are you really going to do that?” So in the end, I thought no, this is what it’s going to be called and people said it was going to be controversial but I said that was okay. I reminded people that one of the first times any controversy had ever arisen was when we told them the group was called The Beatles and they said “err, creepy crawly things” and so that’s what the tweet was about. It was a way to introduce the new album and get people talking.

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