Sir Paul McCartney & Musical Salvation
Now Sir Paul McCartney reveals some of his best-loved and most melancholy music has acted as a crutch, getting him through life’s dark times. The 71-year-old musician likens songwriting to having a counselling session.
“I think it’s good when you’re in a dark period. The song’s your psychiatrist, it’s your therapy and you know we have many tales, anyone who writes has,” explains Sir Paul, who will celebrate his second wedding anniversary with Nancy Shevell on October 9. “Going away when you’re really upset about something and putting it in your song… you come out of that cupboard, toilet or basement and go, ‘I feel better.’ You’ve exorcised the demon. So it’s one of the great joys of songwriting.”
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