Paul McCartney says he has stopped writing new songs

The Beatles legend says he has too many old songs to finish before he can start anything else

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Paul McCartney has said that he's stopped writing new songs because he has so many still to finish work on.

McCartney claims that he amassed so many half-finished songs working on his latest album 'New' that he wants to finish them all off before he starts working on new material. 'New', which was beaten to the Number One spot on the UK Official Albums Charts this weekend by John Newman, was released on October 14.

Speaking to the Daily Star, McCartney said: "I'm resisting writing any more songs as I've got so many. I got everything off my chest with 'New', and next I need to go through my pile of demo ideas. It'll be like cleaning out my attic – I know I should do it even though I don't really want to."

Discussing the next album he releases after 'New', McCartney continued: "There are loads of songs I've started in the past couple of years that I need to finish off. Some are just sketchy ideas but I think there are a lot of strong ideas in my demos too, which I need to sit down and ­figure out how to finish."

Earlier this week Paul McCartney unveiled a celebrity-packed behind the scenes film of the making of the video for his track 'Queenie Eye' – watch it exclusively on NME.com here.

Featuring a stellar cast list of celebrities including Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Gary Barlow and James Corden, it is the first video Macca has released from 'New'. The exclusive behind the scenes video shows the Beatles icon's celebrity friends discussing working with him.

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