Paul McCartney had an unlikely inspiration for one of the tracks on his new album.
Egypt Station came out earlier this month and has been impressing critics and delighting his fans. Old school Beatle followers might be surprised to learn, however, that one of his tracks was inspired not by the icon’s rock n’ roll roots but by pop princess Taylor Swift.
The track we are referring to is “Who Cares” which admirably turns the expression on its head to reassure his listeners that there is always someone who cares, no matter how alone you might feel.
“I was actually thinking about Taylor Swift and her relationship to her young fans and how it’s sort of a sisterly thing,” the Beatle said to the BBC. “And I was imagining talking to one of these young fans and saying, ‘Have you ever been bullied? Do you get bullied?’”
“Then I say, ‘Who cares about the idiots? Who cares about all this? Who cares about you? Well… I do.’”
It’s not every day that one the most influential musicians of all time admits he has been inspired by modern pop. It somehow makes McCartney even more rock n’ roll.