Paul chats with St. Vincent

Variety has a long article draw from Paul McCartney's visit on Instagram yesterday with singer St. Vincent. You also can watch the video of the conversation below.

Among other things, the pair discusses St. Vincent's cover of "Women and Wives," which you can hear on the McCartney III Imagined covers album, out digitally today and on CD and vinyl July 23.

Paul mentions that he was in Los Angeles yesterday to see Peter Jackson's "The Beatles' Get Back" documentary with Ringo.

McCartney said yet another reason to be in Los Angeles at the moment had to do with an animated film called “High in the Clouds,” but a “Get Back” screening was his immediate focus for the evening. Director Peter Jackson has “taken old footage from when we did ‘Let It Be’ and … it looks beautiful. It’s very nice because you just see us working, but we’re twentysomething, so we’re young and beautiful.”

“When you’re watching the Beatles’ footage,” St. Vincent asked, “what do you feel when you see that stuff?”

“It’s funny… I knew Peter was a great director; he’d done ‘Lord of the Rings’ and all this. But what he was given was 56 hours of footage. So I said to him, ‘Ehhh — It was a little bit of a difficult period for me, so I’m not sure I’m going to like it.’ So he said, ‘Well, let me look at it. And he looked at it and got back to me and said, ‘It’s great. It’s friends — you’re just making the music.’ And he said, ‘The rapport is great; it’s just a little band working.’ And so he showed me some stuff, and I love it. It’s no bad vibes.

“And as you say, your question of what do I think looking back at it: It’s so nice, because I just see me goofing off with John, George and Ringo. We’re just goofing with each other, but at the same time we happen to be making this pretty cool album. I like looking back, because it’s my history. To me it always reminds me of a family snapshot album… It’s good for me.”