In just a few months, the recently released McCartney "III" will already get made over, with today's artists reimagining Sir Paul's third solo album. The first single from McCartney "III Imagined" was Dominic Fike's take on "Kiss Of Venus." It was interesting enough, but if I had heard this as a Fike original, I probably wouldn't have paid it any mind.
Next up is Beck reworking "Find My Way." Both versions are here.
"Find My Way" is a favorite from "III." Not just because it works as a pop tune, with enough hooks to snag a rainbow trout. But also because of all the subtle McCartney-isms, like those brilliant guitar flourishes after every verse. And that false ending! I am a sucker for a false ending.
Beck has sucked the life out of this tune, removing all of the appealing nuances and turning it into a mid-tempo drag, that was apparently "imagined" as a dance number. The type of dance has yet to be determined.
I really didn't have high hopes for McCartney "III Imagined," but I do love the original and thought maybe there would be a few keepers on this upcoming experiment. But if it's only going to be a collection of artists fucking up the original songs with beeps and squirts, and random acts of rap and electronica, I really don't see fans of Dua Lipa and Anderson.Paak dropping what they are doing and rushing to their local Two Guys for a copy.
But I am looking forward to hearing what St. Vincent has in store for "Women And Wives."