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Riff: Paul McCartney – “New”

Sep 5, 2013

All my life/I never knew/What I could be, what I could do/Then we were new

from New lyrics by Paul McCartney

Teaming up with 60s pop revivalist Mark Ronson, McCartney inevitably delivers his most Beatles-like song in years with a sprightly mix of harpsichords, horns and harmonies straight out of a barbershop quartet on a wide-eyed and ‘two thumbs up’ declaration of love for his third wife; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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