Paul McCartney Reveals How He Still Communicates With John Lennon

Paul McCartney appeared on ABC TV’s 7.30 and talked about how he could sing with his late bandmate John Lennon again. Paul first told how he and John used to talk during the songwriting, and how he still does it out of habit:

“John’s input was very important. These days, even when I’m writing a song, I will kind of check with him just mentally, you know? ‘Does this suck, like I think it does? Right, let’s get rid of it. Start again.’ So, I really miss that, and I know he missed contact with me, too.”

McCartney then described when they first used Lennon’s voice with the help of AI (Artificial Intelligence), and how he expressed his feelings:

“The first time I ever did it was very emotional. And it keeps being emotional because, you know, I’m singing with my old buddy again. Peter texted me and he said ‘We could isolate John’s voice out. And you could play live. And that would mean you will be singing with John again.'”

He added:

“And that’s really magic, because we really are singing together, even though it’s through technology. So, I’ve also got to listen to his timing, which is great, because that’s exactly how it is when you are live.”

In a recent interview with Conan O’Brien, McCartney opened up about John’s life, and how he perceived his anxiousness, and vulnerabilities:

“I don’t know about the anxiety, but vulnerability is very true. As a kid, his mother was decreed to not be good enough to bring him up… His father had left the home when John was 3. So that’s not too wonderful. It made me realize why he had that vulnerability. I always admired the way he dealt with it because I’m not sure I would deal with the stuff he went through that well.”

You can watch the whole interview below.