Former Beatle Paul McCartney making album with Adele producer Greg Kurstin

Source:AFP Published: 2017/3/28 18:23:39

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Paul McCartney has revealed that he is working on a new album with the producer best known for Adele's blockbuster hit "Hello."

The Beatles legend said in a radio interview that he was "in the middle" of the new album, his first since 2013.

McCartney said he was collaborating with Greg Kurstin, the US producer who co-wrote "Hello," the piano ballad that helped make Adele's latest album 25 a massive commercial success.

Kurstin has also worked extensively with the Australian pop singer Sia and with alternative rock icon Beck.

"My only worry is people are going to go, 'Oh, there's Paul going with the flavor of the month,'" McCartney said in a weekend interview on BBC Radio 6 Music.

"I suppose you always think the worst of it. But he's a great guy," McCartney said, describing himself as "beavering away, doing what I love to do."

McCartney also mourned Chuck Berry, the pioneering rock'n'roll star from the 1950s who died on March 18 at age 90.

"We copied a lot from his guitar style. He was just a huge influence," McCartney said.

"His lyrics to me are like American poetry. They just capture that sort of high school stuff, and the rock'n'roll, and the cars," he explained.

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