Stormzy reveals Paul McCartney's 'incredible' piano lesson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2018
Stormzy at the BRIT Awards


Stormzy says The Bealtes legend Sir Paul McCartney gave him an "incredible" piano lesson when the pair met at Abbey Road Studios

Stormzy says Sir Paul McCartney gave him an "incredible" piano lesson.

The two artists met over the summer when the Beatles legend played a show at Abbey Road Studios in London, and the 'Hey Jude' hitmaker delivered some words of wisdom to the grime superstar.

Stormzy told the Sunday Times: "I was just so compelled, in the presence of someone that great, to get advice -- anything for my career an OG like him can give me.

"But I know the stigma that comes with being a rapper, so I introduced myself as a songwriter: 'Can you teach me something?'"

"He went to the piano, and I just thought, 'Shut up, listen.' What he taught me was incredible. He said, 'Use these three chords, and make any song.' I was, like, 'Flipping heck!' "

Paul has previously opened up to the publication about the impromptu lesson he gave the rapper to help him improve his musicianship.

He explained: "Stormzy asked for advice. He's looking to advance his music.

"As a rapper, I thought he'd have words down, but there was a piano, so I showed him basic stuff – how you get middle C, make a chord, a triad and, just by moving that, get D minor, E minor, F, G, A minor, and how that's enough for anyone."

Meanwhile, the 76-year-old star has also admitted he would love to experiment with electronic music and collaborate with an EDM artist in the future.

He said: "Yeah I would. When I do electronic music it tends to be me as 'The Nutty Professor' in his lab! But, I wouldn't rule out the idea."

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