Paul McCartney Writes And Records A Song Sample To DJ Mark Ronson
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, famous DJ and record producer Mark Ronson looked back on the time when he worked with the Beatles bassist Paul McCartney. Apparently, the legendary musician once sent Ronson a voice message in which he sang a brand new song to give the DJ an idea for his next track.
The unexpected pair first got the opportunity to spend time together over the music when Paul McCartney invited Mark Ronson for a DJ set at his wedding to third wife Nancy Shevell in 2011. Since Ronson couldn’t possibly accept payment for performing the Beatles’ icon’s wedding, he simply asked him to feature on his album which is most likely the biggest honor for many musicians.
When the Beatles bassist called the famous DJ while he was working on his new record, the two collaborated on Paul McCartney’s sixteenth solo studio album, ‘New’ which was released on 11 October 2013. The record received generally favorable reviews from music critics and it peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and on the US Billboard 200.
Realizing that they are working well together as well as getting along, Paul McCartney and Mark Ronson worked on another project. The bassist featured in Ronson’s Apple+ TV series, ‘Watch The Sound’ and the pair spend more time together, contributing to each others’ work and creativity.
During a recent interview, Mark Ronson looked back on his work with Paul McCartney for the show, ‘Watch The Sound’ and revealed one of the coolest stories about the iconic Beatles’ extraordinary songwriting abilities. Apparently, the two talked on the phone about the show and that’s when Ronson was blessed to have McCartney’s ideas on songwriting, especially about writing how you feel.
On top of this, Paul Mccartney who was left with dissatisfaction wanted to make sure Mark Ronson understood his advice so took the matter into his own hands. After finishing their conversation, McCartney sent a voice message to the DJ and recorded a brand new song sample right there to show Ronson the essence of songwriting.
Mark Ronson’s statement follows:
“So, I’m sitting at home one day, and my phone vibrates and I look. It says Paul McCartney and he has never called me. I shouldn’t even really have his number and it’s a FaceTime, and it’s 9 am, it’s crazy. I answer and he’s like, ‘Hey, Mark.’ And I’m just like, ‘Oh God, he’s going to tell me that he hates the show. We’re going to have to edit it out. The show is ruined.’And he was like, ‘So, I saw the show. It’s pretty cool. Yeah, I really love what you said about me and sampling and how you linked me to Public Enemy.’ And it was just cool that he dug it.
We stopped talking about the show and he was like, ‘What are you doing today?’ And I was like,’ I’m going to the studio.’ I didn’t know what to say, so he was like, ‘How’s that going?’ I’m like, ‘You know, I’m kind of in love and I’m happy so I’ve never written music like that.’ And he’s like, ‘Why don’t you write that then? I’m in love and happy.’ So I’m like scribbling the notes, yeah Paul McCartney wrote this song.
And I look at my phone and there is a voice recording on my phone from Paul McCartney. He sang a little bit of this song to tell me to go make the song, ‘I’m in love and I’m happy.’ It’s crazy, I’m dropping it on Spotify on Friday, I mean Apple Music.”
You can watch the interview below.