Beatles legend reckons computer console market is more lucrative than CDs…
Paul McCartney is eager to write music for computer games, according to reports.
The Daily Express claims that McCartney, who will release his new studio album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ on February 6, wants to compose tracks for the console market because he thinks it’s easier to make money through gamers than it is by selling CDs.
The Beatles legend told German publication Die Zeit:
It’s a fascinating market. A new computer game sells so much better than a new CD these days. Young people will hear my music for the first time in a game.
Previously, McCartney’s likeness was used in the computer game The Beatles: Rock Band, which allowed users to play through their favourite tracks by the Fab Four using their consoles.
Yesterday, the singer admitted that he wanted to create “mischief” when he decided to title his new album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’. He also revealed that the LP’s title didn’t go down so well with his record label when he told them about it and that they begged him to change it.
He said: “I made the suggestion and got this nervous text from the label which said ‘Paul, under no circumstances can we do this’. One of the guys said he felt like he’d been punched in the gut.”
‘Kisses On The Bottom’ is made up of songs McCartney listened to as a child as well as two new songs, ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’. It has been recorded with producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band and it also features appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.
The album’s tracklisting is as follows:
‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’
‘Home (When Shadows Fall)’
‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’
‘More I Cannot Wish You’
‘The Glory Of Love’
‘We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)’
‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive’
‘My Very Good Friend The Milkman’
‘Bye Bye Blackbird’
‘Get Yourself Another Fool’
‘The Inch Worm’
‘Only Our Hearts’