Paul McCartney stops writing songs

Sir Paul McCartney has stopped writing songs because he has so many stockpiled after sessions for his latest album 'New'

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Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has stopped writing songs because he has so many.

The 'New' hitmaker has such a large number of tracks saved up which he wants to finish before he starts on another batch.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm resisting writing any more songs as I've got so many.

"I got everything off my chest with 'New', and next I need to go through my pile of demo ideas.

"It'll be like cleaning out my attic - I know I should do it even though I don't really want to."

The star's 24th solo album, 'New', was only released this week, but Paul's already looking forward to his next record.

He added: "There are loads of songs I've started in the past couple of years that I need to finish off.

"Some are just sketchy ideas but I think there are a lot of strong ideas in my demos too, which I need to sit down and ­figure out how to finish."

Although he's been famous since the 60s when he was a member of The Beatles, and has released many albums, the legendary 'Hey Jude' singer still gets nervous before a release.

He added: "I try to keep my head down and not look at reviews because if I read a bad one it really throws me. There's a fascination with reviews that's like a road accident.

"I peer at them, thinking: 'God, I hope this is good,' and if it's not, my first thought is: 'He could be right.'

"But New generally seems to have had a lot of good feedback so I'm ­really happy about that."

Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…

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