Paul McCartney has just unveiled his video for “Slidin'” — one of the heavier tracks from last year's McCartney III collection. Jambands.com reported, “The Jack McCoy-directed video was created in association Surfrider Foundation Australia in observance of International Surfing Day, and features footage of professional surfer Craig Anderson. “
“Slidin',” which had started life as a soundcheck jam between “Macca” and his band, is the only song on McCartney III to not be completely performed by the former-Beatle. Longtime sidemen, guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr., are both featured on the track.
During a recent chat with Apple Music, Paul McCartney explained how the pandemic played a definitive role in getting the McCartney III material realized: “I kind of made it a daily practice and started finishing off songs that I'd meant to finish last year, but never had time for. And then I wrote one, and then I come in (sic) and did it. So, it's a collection of ways of doin' it. Suddenly, there was a thing that we never had before. I mean, there was AIDS, and there was SARS, and Avian Flu — but all these things seemed to happen to other people. And then suddenly — it's happening to everyone, and everyone I knew, and everyone in the world, y'know? So it was, it was quite a shock.”