Paul McCartney has released a behind-the-scenes film created during the making of the video for a new track titled “Queenie Eye,” from his NEW album. The six-minute clip features a large cast of celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law and Meryl Streep.
In one segment, McCartney explains how “Queenie Eye” was inspired by a children’s game he played when he was growing up in Liverpool. He also shares memories of working with Sir George Martin and The Beatles at Abbey Road studios, where the current film footage was recorded. His recollection of recording “Love Me Do,” The Beatles’ first single, is especially enchanting.
The lead vocal line had originally been Lennon’s—but Martin insisted McCartney sing it in order to free Lennon up on harmonica. “I’m in Abbey Road, first time ever, and I've got to take this lead vocal line, and I know that all the guys back in Liverpool in all the other groups are going to kill me, because it's not my line,” says McCartney. “It's John's line. So, I can still hear, [in a nervous voice] ‘Love me do-oo--o,’ because I'm standing right here, terrified out my wits, trying to pretend I'm not.”
Watch the full clip below.