New Song “My Soul” by McCartney being previewed

It seems Paul is releasing another single called “My Soul”, and it will be exclusive to a French website for play tomorrow (depending on your time zones, that is!) Nitin Sawhney has a new album coming out called “London Undersound”. Paul did guest vocals on a track. It is a pleasant enough song, nothing earth shattering. You can tell his voice is getting rougher with age.

Wogew reported to our Beatleg friends:

Paul McCartney and Nitin Sawhney recorded a song together, for Sawney’s next album, due out on October 13, 2008. The collaboration song “My Soul” will be aired exclusively on MBC Radio tomorrow and throughout the day.

This is taken from a French website, so I have posted the Yahoo Babelfish translation (never right) followed by the actual text in French.

Here is what we’ve read: presents his Web-radio to you!
First radio French-speaking person devoted to Paul McCartney, MBC Radio goes rythmer your day of songs, emissions and discoveries.

Our radio is available in “streaming”: you can thus listen to it with the Maccablog reader or your usual audio reader (Windows Média, Itunes, VLC, WinAmp…

You can also listen to MBC Radio since your cellphone for little which you profit from a connection wifi, 3G or Edge.

And here is the actual French text: vous présente sa web-radio !

Première radio francophone consacrée à Paul McCartney, MBC Radio va rythmer votre journée de chansons, d’émissions et de découvertes.

Notre radio est disponible en “streaming” : vous pouvez donc l’écouter avec le lecteur Maccablog ou avec votre lecteur audio habituel (Windows Média, Itunes, VLC, WinAmp…)

Vous pouvez également écouter MBC Radio depuis votre téléphone portable pour peu que vous bénéficiez d’une connexion wifi, 3G ou Edge.


And here is some additional information, but from an older article:

As he prepares to present one of this year’s most intriguing Proms, Nitin Sawhney talks to Peter Culshaw about music, maths and quantum physics

Nitin Sawhney is telling me of two peak experiences – one was meeting Nelson Mandela (who he sampled for his 2001 Prophecy album), the other was a few months ago. “I went round for dinner with Paul McCartney and we ended up jamming, with Paul singing and me on keyboards, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on sax. Paul asked me to do a remix of one of his new songs.” Now 42, there’s enough left of the starstruck teenager from Rochester in Kent to forgive his shameless namedropping: “Paul can come up with amazing melodies over any chord sequence you play,” he adds.

Sawhney’s diverse musical upbringing has stood him in good stead. His father was a Latin music fan, his mother a Bharatanatyam dancer; growing up, he studied Indian music, Western classical music and jazz (“The first album I bought was Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue – I grew up playing around with jazz and Bach”), and his elder siblings introduced him to everything from prog rock to punk.


This link has the full article, which is only excerpted here.


3 Responses

  1. Paul’s voice worries me a bit. It’s alraight as long as it’s rough around the edges, it kind of suits his age. But if he really loses his voice and starts to sound pitiful I hope he stops singing. Remember Sinatra and Pavarotti, those great singers, they wouldn’t admit to themself that their voice were gone and just kept on doing concerts, singing like 25 year olds. It just sounded dreadful. Paul is doing pop music and doesn’t have to be singing techically great, and that can work in his favour though, bringing a certian raw feeling to his songs, that wasn’t there before. Time will tell. I hope he can go on making records for years to come, Paul is a pioneér, whatever he does in the future, in rock/pop, nobody has done it before. In the 60’s these guys didn’t think they could do it past 30 years old. McCartney is 66, still going strong, making great music.

  2. You know there are times that I’ve heard great singers voices sound off as they age…two of them are Paul McCartney & Paul Simon. I saw a Paul Simon show July 4th, 2006 and he was just perfect throughout, but saw other clips from the same tour that were hit & miss. The album he was touring on, “Surprise” (as of right now, it is still my favorite album of the decade, bar none) had perfect vocals.
    Macca is similar. I’ve heard great, and pretty off things from him live recently. But…in the studio he still sounds pretty perfect to these ears. I think the way his voice sounds is a stylistic choice here, and not the result of aging and the limitations imposed by that process. I really dig this song, but a track I dig even more is the recent single by his alter ego, “The Fireman”. If you have any doubts about his voice I guess I could dig up some of the positive recent live performances, but instead I’d direct anyone to the powerhouse performance of the following breathtakingly amazing track @:


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    Hi Terminusj,

    On behalf of Cooking Vinyl and Nitin Sawhney many thanks for plugging “My Soul” (featuring Paul McCartney and taken from Nitin’s new album, “London Undersound” – UK / EU street date & digital release 13th October) … .. thanks also, on behalf of the artist and label for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, previews, then full-length, official tracks shall shortly be available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc … .. check-out and for announcements and info on the new album and 2008 shows.

    Thanks again for your plug.



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