Kanye spent Paul McCartney writing sessions staring at pics of Kim K

Lawrence Kim
June 21, 2018

Two days after his 76th birthday, Paul McCartney released two new songs, which he calls a taste of Egypt Station, a new studio album set for release September. 18. The album, which the former Beatle named after one of his original paintings, features newly announced singles "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me." .

The "Temporary Secretary" mastermind goes onto relate the story of that time he filled Kurt Cobain's place in a spontaneous Nirvana reunion, which eventually yielded the one-off, Grammy-winning collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" from Grohl's 2013 film Sound City.

McCartney also discussed the one production credit on Egypt Station that does not belong to songwriter/producer Greg Kurstin: One Direction's Ryan Tedder's turn on (!) "Fuh You".

Speaking about the record, McCartney says: "I liked the words "Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album" albums we used to make". So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. "Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song, and then each song, and then each song is like a different station", he said.

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed his favourite Kanye West album, marking out 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' as his top pick and a record he "envied". It's more a question of me feeling lucky that these people are interested [in working with me] and think that I can bring something to it. But Macca hasn't stayed put in the five years between then and now.

The Beatles legend has opened up about the unusual process of making the 2015 hit - which also featured Rihanna - with the 41-year-old rapper and how whilst he was busy "tootling around" on guitar, Kanye was seeking inspiration from photos of his stunning 37-year-old wife on his phone. Egypt Station is due for release later this year via Capital Records.

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