On a new podcast, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics, Paul McCartney will reveal the story behind some of his best-known songs, from his time with the Beatles and Wings to his solo career.
Each episode including “Eleanor Rigby,” “Let It Be,” and “Live and Let Die,” among others in the first season with poet Paul Muldoon, who wrote the preface to McCartney’s best-selling book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present.
When the first season releases on September 20th, all 12 episodes will be available to stream at once with a Pushkin+ membership. Otherwise, fans can listen to the first episode that day on iHeartRadio, Apple, Spotify, and other podcast services. However, every week, a new episode will be released.
“I wanted to become a person who wrote songs and wanted to be someone whose life was in music,” McCartney says in a trailer for the podcast.
In the clip, Muldoon explains how, over several years of picking apart McCartney’s words with McCartney himself, they realized that the book, The Lyrics, could double as an autobiography since some of the songs drew from themes that dated back to the songwriter’s childhood.
“It was like going back to an old snapshot album, looking back on work I haven’t thought much about for quite a few years,” McCartney says.
Season One of the podcast will also include episodes about “Back in the USSR,” “When Winter Comes,” “Penny Lane,” “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” “Here Today,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Jenny Wren,” “Too Many People,” and “Helter Skelter.” Season Two includes 12 new songs that will be released in February.