Wednesday, July 27, 2005

There Is a Fine Line Between Recklessness and Courage

You can check out Paul McCartney's new tune, Fine Line, on his official website here. You need to be a registered user to access the music.

I'm intrigued to hear the full album. Chaos & Creation in the Backyard was produced by Nigel Godrich, who has done good work for Radiohead, Beck, Jason Falkner, and Travis. McCartney plays most of the music, not unlike he did on one of his best solo works, McCartney. Fine Line sounds refreshingly simple and underworked, which for McCartney is a compliment. For much of his work from the 80s on, the music was overwhelmed by overproduction. A skilled craftsman like Godrich just might mesh nicely with McCartney's time-tested ear for a good melody. Lyrically, he's hit or miss, just like on this tune. Upon first listen, though, I'm anxious to hear the rest.

Chaos & Creation comes out on September 12.

STREAM: Paul McCartney - Fine Line

No comments: