Beck has shared his remix of “Find My Way”, one of Paul McCartney‘s new original songs which appeared on his McCartney III 2020 studio album, and will be included on Sir Paul’s forthcoming McCartney III Imagined project, due out on April 16th through Capitol Records.
Released on Thursday, Beck’s new remix sounds, well, awfully Beck-ish. According to the announcement, the remix from the acclaimed alt-rock musician was inspired after a night out with the McCartneys during which they impressed even ultra-smooth Beck with their moves on the dance floor.
“I remember hanging out with Paul and his wife Nancy several years ago and Nancy mentioned that she wanted to go out dancing before calling it a night,” Beck said in a press statement. “We ended up at some club in West Hollywood and I remember noticing that Paul and Nancy were TEARING IT UP – really enjoying themselves more than anyone else on the dance floor.”
Last year when he asked me to remix this track, I remembered that night and wanted to try to recapture that amazing spirit I felt while watching him on the dance floor…sort of my little tribute to Paul “in his groove.” When I then heard the falsetto vocal in Paul’s original track I wanted to lean further into something really loose and funky – I pulled out my Hofner (because of course) and put down a few bass lines…and everything came to life from there. The best part of the entire experience, though, came just after I’d turned in the remix, when Paul called to tell me he’d been dancing in his kitchen to the track all week.
Listen to Beck’s new remix of the McCartney III track in the visualizer below.
Paul McCartney – “Find My Way” (Beck Remix)
[Video: Paul McCartney]
Other contemporary pop artists set to take part in remixing or reimagining songs for McCartney III Imagined include St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Josh Homme, Khruangbin, 3D of Massive Attack, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Dominic Fike, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak, and Idris Elba.