The Paul McCartney Project

Appreciate

Promotional film • For Paul McCartney

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Appreciate

Officially appears on New

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When I knew the title for the album would be New, I got this little vision – you know, like you get waking up in the morning – of me in front of a forest in a checked shirt, kind of lumber jack-y, just like I’m having my picture taken by a neighbor. Only right next to me, with his arm around me, was a robot, this very shiny guy. So I’m working on the idea, at the moment, of having this big guy on­stage. I like the idea that I’ve got a big mate who’s a robot.

The best reference for how the robot looks, he says, is The Iron Giant – a fa­vorite of his and Beatrice’s. To design the robot, McCartney commissioned the same firm that made the elaborate pup­pets for the stage version of War Horse. “It’s a highly speculative idea,” he says. “Why would you build a robot? Just be­cause you imagined a picture of your­self with one? But that’s what you do: You have ideas and you try to bring them to fruition. You have an idea for a song and you try to bring it through.

From RollingStone, November 7, 2013

Last updated on December 3, 2020


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