Paul McCartney's next frontier: video games
Not content with merely reinventing the Great American Songbook of jazz standards as fare fit for a Beatle, Paul McCartney revealed this week that he's been working on soundtrack music for an upcoming video game.
Macca didn't reveal the name of the in-development game in his interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, just that he was working on something in this area. The interviewer, who may or may not have been concerned about whether or not he was talking to the real Paul McCartney, also neglected to ask when the game was being released or for what platform, or indeed a single follow-up question on the topic, apparently.
"Actually, I'm currently working on music for a computer game," he told the paper. "This is a fascinating market. A new computer game is selling better than a new CD these days. And you reach a different audience. Many young people will probably hear my music for the first time in a video game."
The video game info was part of a larger, wide-ranging interview which touched much deeper on subjects like McCartney's forthcoming new album, "Kisses on the Bottom."
"The world economic crisis, war mood -- not a good political era," he said of the jazz-era music that features heavily on his new album, although probably not exactly in those words, considering this was likely an interview in English translated into German and then back into English. "But the culture flourished. The people who lived through the Great Depression and World War helped the music to endure these oppressive times."
"Kisses on the Bottom" hits stores Feb. 7.