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Paul McCartney has just uploaded a new 10-song Spotify playlist on his official PaulMcCartney.com site. Every month McCartney posts a new tracklisting with a specific theme — with May spotlighting some of “Macca’s” favorite “Bird”-themed songs he’s tackled over the decades. The playlist was inspired by a fan, named Ella, who posed a question to the former-Beatle on Instagram regarding “the symbolism behind birds in his songs.”

McCartney answered: “That really happens because from an early age I’ve actually loved birds. I grew up on a housing estate in Liverpool in very ordinary circumstances — but nearby where I lived there were woods and fields, so I used to get out there and always loved it when I saw birds, or their nests etc. I think one of the most memorable sights was seeing a skylark rising into the sky and singing its sweet song. So, the answer is I love birds but, in my songs, they sometimes turn into symbolic characters. There you go!”

The new playlist features a new tune snagged from the McCartney III – Reimagined set, the Damon Albarn remix of “Long Tailed Winter Bird.” While promoting the set on his Instagram page, McCartney spoke about the critically acclaimed tribute album: “They’ve all done it with a great freedom. Y’know, because it’s lockdown, and I don’t think anyone said to them — (adapts stern voice) ‘You must do this! You must use Paul’s drums!’ Nobody gave any guidelines. They just, sort of, said, ‘Well, y’know, have a go.’ So, people have been very free. It’s got an atmosphere, the album.” SOUNDCUE

Paul McCartney’s “Birds” Spotify playlist for May 2021:

“Long Tailed Winter Bird” McCartney III (2020)
“Back In Brazil”Egypt Station (2018)
“Single Pigeon” Red Rose Speedway (1973)
“Bluebird”Band On The Run (1973)
“Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn remix)”McCartney III – Reimagined (2021)
“Great Cock And Seagull Race” Wild Life (Super Deluxe Edition) – 2005
“Jenny Wren” Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (2005)
“Morse Moose And The Grey Goose”London Town (1978)
“Blackbird” – The Beatles’ “White Album” – (1968)
“Winter Bird / When Winter Comes”McCartney III (2020)