paul mccartney

Paul McCartney is a busy man. Having released his sixteenth solo album New last fall, and completing a tour of Japan, the former Beatle is ready to take on his next project.

Speaking to KCSN Radio in Los Angeles, McCartney revealed that he is going to compose the music for an upcoming animated movie. "It's like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world," said Paul (via Billboard).

During the hour-long interview McCartney also talked about his feelings surrounding the recent celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in the US. "When people tell you that you wrote the 'soundtrack to their life,' that's pretty meaningful," said Paul. McCartney also touched on how pleased he is with his current touring band consisting of Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Wix Wickens and Abe Laboriel Jr.

It was McCartney who initiated the interview with KCSN upon hearing from friends how the radio station had been playing songs from New. KCSN's program director Sky Daniels was touched by Sir Paul's gratitude towards the station: "When Paul McCartney's friends sing the praises of KCSN, and he feels compelled to listen and reach out to say thanks, it validates the support of our members and the hard work of our staff. It really is a statement that radio can still touch hearts and minds, even those of the greatest songwriter of our time."