Paul Mccartney Posts Mysterious Five-Second Clip
By Michael Gallucci
March 29, 2016
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Paul McCartney just posted a five-second audio clip on Twitter and Facebook. And we’re not gonna lie to you. We have no clue what’s going on here. We have some guesses, all of which are probably wrong. We can also just throw some random things out there, which would certainly be even more wrong.
Here, take a listen for yourself and see if you can figure out what’s going on.
Baffling, no? We slowed it down. We played it backward. And we’ve come up empty all around. We simply have no idea what’s going on here. Frankly, it sounds like that time we accidentally dropped a sandwich on the record player when we were playing an Elton John album. But with McCartney. And less mayonnaise.
That’s almost definitely McCartney we hear speeding by. But we can’t pick out any of his old songs here. Or much of anything, for that matter. Is this his way of announcing a new album? Possibly. Is there another batch of remasters coming in his reissue series? Doubtful. Those usually arrive in the fall. Is it somehow promoting his upcoming tour? Maybe, but that sure is a messed-up way to promote a tour.
Maybe it’s just an early McCartney April Fools joke. He always seemed like the goofiest Beatle, so we wouldn’t put it past him. Or maybe this is just his strategy to get back the rights to all of his band’s old songs that his former friend bought out from under him in the ’80s. It couldn’t have anything to do with his alleged role in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, could it?
Again, we have no clue what’s going on here. Feel free to let us know what you think. Your guess is as good as ours at this point.