March 10, 2014 11:42
Paul McCartney phones US radio station to thank them for supporting his new album
Singer-songwriter reveals he's soundtracking a forthcoming animated film too
Sky Daniels, program director of listener-supported public radio station KCSN Los Angeles, received a message that McCartney wanted to speak to him on March 6.
On calling a contact at McCartney's label, he was told that McCartney had heard about KCSN's support for his 2013 album 'New' and wished to thank the programmer. As a result, the two chatted for more than an hour.
"Paul's call was so thoughtful, I found myself fighting back tears," Daniels told Billboard. "He told us of how his friends all loved the station, and [that] they told him that KCSN was playing a number of songs from 'New' and he simply wanted to say thanks."
In the call, McCartney also revealed that he was working on music for a forthcoming animated film. "It's like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world," McCartney said.
Sir Paul McCartney collected the one-off Songwriter's Songwriter award at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas last month. Scroll down to see his acceptance speech in full.
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