Paul McCartney says he "envied" Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney says he "envied" Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'

So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that.

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. "I've just got a couple of essays [to approve]". Now, with his new album Egypt Station coming in the imminent future, Sir Paul sat down with DIY to detail his experience working with Yeezy.

While Paul McCartney noted that he had been a big fan of Kanye West (expressing his love of 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and calling 2011's Watch The Throne collaboration with Jay-Z "urban poetry"), he did explain that working with the controversial musician was not at all what he expected. That's his muse. He was listening to this riff I was doing and obviously he knew in his mind that he could use that, so he took it, sped it up and then somehow he got Rihanna to sing on it.

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Later, McCartney revealed that he recently looked up the writing credits for "All Day" and was surprised to see none other than Pulitzer Kenny on the list. "She's a big favourite of mine anyway, so that just came without me lifting a finger". I wish I'd met him!

The follow-up to 2013's New was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced by Greg Kurstin (except for one track that was produced by Ryan Tedder). "Egypt Station" is also the name of a painting McCartney did in 1999 depicted sunflowers and animals under a blue sky.

"Something sparks another memory, but it's really nice because we were a great little band-I think we can agree on that". Read the full interview at DIY. He released the singles "I Don't Know" and "Come On To Me".

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