Yvonne from the US Asks: "Have you ever thought about exploring Latin American music genres?"


Looking out of the window onto a wet and windy London feels a little different now that we know the days are getting longer and lighter. It’s certainly given everyone a big, happy energy boost - we hope you feel the same!

Along with the weather, another factor that can influence our mood and energy levels is music in all of its glorious genres! Having been a professional musician for most of his life, Paul is no stranger to dipping in and out of different musical styles which ties in nicely with this month’s question from Yvonne in the US, who asks:

“You’re known to experiment with musical genres. Have you ever thought of exploring some of the Latin American genres like son, rumba, salsa, merengue, tango, samba, etc.?”

Paul replied, “Thanks for your question, Yvonne. And yeah, once or twice! You know I’ve done something along those lines. My new album actually has something which is decidedly Latin. But I don’t know if it will make the cut. You never know with these things, but I think it will and people will understand what I’m talking about when they hear it. But I love Latin rhythms and have often experimented with them, but not a definitive thing like a tango or a salsa. It’s more the general rhythms of the country that I love.”

Of course, we asked (begged!) Paul to tell us more about his new album, but for the moment his lips are tightly sealed! Keep checking back to PaulMcCartney.com to be the first to hear any NEW news and make sure to let us know your favourite music genres in the comments below!