New UK Single Release (I want To) Come Home
Paul McCartney To Release Brand New Golden Globe Nominated Single
'(I Want To) Come Home' Taken From The Forthcoming Robert De Niro Film
'Everybody's Fine' UK Digital Release‚ 1st March 2010
This March sees EMI Records release Paul McCartney's Golden Globe
nominated track '(I Want To) Come Home', taken from the forthcoming
Miramax film Everybody's Fine starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore
and Kate Beckinsale. Paul specially wrote and recorded the track after
being asked to by director Kirk Jones and seeing an early screening.
The film ends with '(I Want To) Come Home' starting up before the
final credits and providing the perfect backdrop to a film that
explores many different areas of family life and relationships.
'Everybody's Fine', which opens in the UK on 26th February, is about a
widower (De Niro) embarking on a road trip to catch up with his grown
up children and their lives in order to complete one simple mission -
to get his family all together round the same table for Christmas. His
kids are forever telling him that they are all fine, but he soon
discovers it's not quite the case. Talking about relating to the film
Paul said, "I could definitely identify with Robert De Niro's
character because I have grown-up kids who have their own
families." The track opens with just Paul at the piano,
intimately singing lyrics that fit De Niro's character; 'For so long I
was out in the cold and I taught myself to believe every story I
told', before he's joined by strings and the track starts to build.
Paul collaborated on the orchestrations with composer Dario
Marianelli and the results are spectacular. Talking about the writing
process Paul explained, When I saw the film originally, I was just
watching and enjoying it, when at the end I found that the director
had, unbeknown to me, put in the place where he wanted the new song
another song of mine: Let It Be sung by Aretha Franklin. I kind of
left the theatre thinking well, I can't write another Let It Be and I
can't sing like Aretha much as I want to, so I might have to pass. But
that evening, I came back from dinner and started doodling with some
chords and I had an idea and it all grew from there. (I Want To) Come
Home has already become a firm favourite at Paul's live shows. It was
given its debut live outing on his recent December sell out Good
Evening Europe‚ tour where it sat perfectly at home in the
set-list in-between other McCartney penned piano classics 'The Long
And Winding Road' and 'My Love'.
Paul's recent tour ended on the 22nd of December when he played his
one and only UK show of the year at London‚ o2 Arena, which is
already being talked about as THE show of 2009. The track was
shortlisted in the Best Original Song category at this year's Golden
Globe awards as well as receiving a nomination for Best Song at the
15th Annual Broadcast Film Critic‚s Choice Awards, which took
place on Friday, 15th January 2010.
*Details of International release dates will be coming soon. Please
note the single is already available in the US having been issued at
the time of the film's release on 4th December 2009.