Adele producer Greg Kurstin is on board
Julian Marszalek

10:23 27th March 2017

Paul McCartney is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down after he revealed that he’s recording a new album.

Speaking with BBC 6 Music at the weekend, the former Beatle said: ““I'm making a new album, which is great fun. I'm in the middle of that.”

McCartney went on to confirm that the album is being produced Greg Kurstin, who co-wrote and produced Adele’s global smash, ‘Hello’

“I'm working with a producer who I first worked with two years ago on a thing, a piece of music I'm doing for an animated film,” McCartney said.

He continued: “And since then he went on to work with Beck and got best album of the year.

“Then he went on to work with Adele. He just got song of the year, record of the year with Adele. And just got producer of the year.

“So my only worry is people are going to go, 'Uhhhhh, there's Paul going with the flavour of the month.’ You know, I suppose you always think the worst of it. But he's a great guy. Greg is musical and he's great to work with.”

McCartney went on to say that working with Elvis Costello on 1989’s Flowers In The Dirt album reminded him of working with John Lennon.

He said: “You know the thing is there's a million ways to write and I realize that more and more these days because there are a million and one now. But the way I always used to write was with John (Lennon) and it would be across from each other, either in a hotel bedroom on the twin beds and with an acoustic guitar. We were just looking at each other. He'd make up something, I'd make up something and we'd just spin off each other.”

McCartney also spoke of meeting the late Chuck Berry during his days as a Beatle: “He came to one of our concerts when we were playing in St. Louis, which is his home town. And he came round backstage. It was great to meet him and just be able to tell him what a fan I was.”

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