Sir Paul McCartney released the music video for his single, “Appreciate“. This is my favorite track off of his album, NEW. In the video, Newman, the robot is wandering The Museum of Man and stops in front of Paul’s exhibit and Paul begins to play. Newman reacts to the music and Paul then takes him into the world of the song bringing alive all of the other exhibits.
Paul has always had a fun-loving, goofy side to him and this video showcases that. As far as the advertising, I’m not sure how this is going to be helping Microsoft, but at least the video is really cool looking. Speaking about Newman, Paul said:
“I woke up one morning with an image in my head of me standing with a large robot. I thought it might be something that could be used for the cover of my album NEW but instead the idea turned out to be for my music video for ‘Appreciate’. Together with the people who had done the puppetry for the worldwide hit ‘War Horse’ we developed the robot who became Newman.”
The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles
Featuring: Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Eurythmics, Pharrell, Brad Paisley, Dave Grohl, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr.
January 27, 2014
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
The Beatles made their US debut on the Ed Sullivan show 50 years ago this February 9th, the same day this special will air. That appearance has become one of the most iconic in music history. Many have tried to replicate it, but it is impossible. Being a HUGE Beatles fan, this was one concert I was dying to see. Paul AND Ringo, TOGETHER—and not like the Grammys. Instead, they would be performing classic Beatles hits. Can we say, EPIC? Continue Reading
By: Nevra Azerkan
I have been super hyped about the release of this album from the day that Sir Paul McCartney began its promotion. October 15th (for the U.S.) marked the day that the album, NEW was released; his first solo album in six (6) years.
There are the many that were eager for the release and then some others who were already saying it wouldn’t compare to the best Beatles record and that is a big mistake that people make. They compare every solo effort to a hit Beatles record and you just can’t do that. It’s not realistic to base one person’s artistic achievement on the combined efforts of four guys who became musical legends. You can, however, compare his previous solo efforts (I mean there’s like 16, right?) and reference his time with Wings and of course, The Beatles because it’s only natural.
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