Paul McCartney stops writing songs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 October 2013
Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney

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

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."

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