Paul McCartney has released a new video for his 1983 collaborative single with Michael Jackson, “Say Say Say”, exclusively available on McCartney’s Facebook page. The song is taken from McCartney’s 2015 remaster of his Pipes Of Peace album.
Speaking about the track, McCartney said, “He range me up, and I didn’t believe it was him, so I said ‘who’s this?’ He said ‘Michael’. ‘Are you sure…Michael who?!’ Anyway, we had a joke about that kind of thing, and he said, ‘yeah, I’d like to come over and write with you’, so I said great. So he came over to England and we just sat down. I thought, well, it’s not easy to just sit down with anyone you don’t know and just write, start songwriting because you’ve got to get the chemistry right. But I thought, it is Michael – you know, I’ll just try! If it doesn’t work, we’ll just throw it away”.
The music video was directed by Ryan Heffington, who recently received acclaim for his work directing and choreographing Sia’s “Chandelier”. Check out the video here.