Getting to Know: James McCartney
James McCartney’s The Complete EP Collectionis a killer assortment of tightly-crafted rock anthems. Produced by David Kahne and his famous Beatle father (Paul McCartney, you may have heard of him), the album has rightfully racked up critical acclaim on both sides of the pond.
The occasionally press-shy McCartney shared with us his thoughts on songwriting, the perfect Beatles songs, touring the States and more. “In the end [songwriting is] about having as much emotion as possible for me, musically and lyrically,” says McCartney. “Cathartic, heartfelt and true.”
How has playing America been on your recent tour?
I’ve enjoyed a lot… I love being in America. It’s so great being able to travel to different cities, and to meet the fans each place we go. A great experience, all around. It’s also helped shed more light on the music world for me a little bit, and helped me understand what it’s like to really tour, for real. It’s both tiring, and yet extremely rewarding at the same time.
How do you feel about performing live?
I love performing live, and it’s great fun. It can be nerve wracking sometimes, mostly because I get so pumped up for it! Ultimately though, when you look out at the audience and see them connecting with the music you’ve written, it’s all worth it. An amazing and beautiful experience.
Read the entire interview here.