Sunday, April 15, 2012

Paul McCartney's My Valentine video: For the hard of hearing

Always one to re-invent himself and not afraid to try something new Paul McCartney has tried his voice as classic standards songs. Stevie Wonder & Eric Clapton were guests on the album.

The song "My Valentine" was an original song by Paul and was played at his wedding to Nancy Shevell.

(from McCartney's Website)
McCartney's new album is a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that, in some cases, a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home. As authentic and daring a musical statement as he could make, this is the album Paul has been thinking about making for more than 20 years - and probably the last thing his fans are expecting.
"In the end it was 'Look, if I don't do it now, I'll never do it'," he says. In short, Paul believes it is about time "the songs me and John based quite a few of our things on" received the recognition they deserve. Moreover, the record also features a couple of new original McCartney compositions in the spirit of those classics. "When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them," Paul explains. "I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys - I just thought the songs were magical. And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it's beautiful, the way they made those songs." Determined to approach the record in a new and unique manner, Paul enlisted the help of LiPuma and Krall and her band-who delivered ultra-high quality musicianship and were completely in tune with Paul's restraint and feel for the music.


Paul's new video for My Valentine is rare in it's delivery not a big deal that he had two of the world's biggest movie stars to star in his video, but instead do something different and that is to have,
Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman sign for the hard of hearing the entire song.


Here is the video:
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This was shot by Paul himself and I applaud him and his stars for reaching out to the hard of hearing.


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Written and compiled by
Anthony Nadeau