Released: 7 September 2018
Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, harmonium, Wurlitzer, congas, triangle, bird recording
Greg Kurstin: bass fx, Wurlitzer
Abe Laboriel Jr: drums, vocals
Pedro Eustache: bamboo flute, dadook
Everton Nelson, Caroline Campbell, Mario De Leon, Peter Kent, Songa Lee, Natalie Leggett, Robin Olson, Katia Popov, Michele Richards, Kathleen Sloan, Tereza Stanislav, Marcy Vaj, Josefina Vergara, Amy Wickman, John Wittenberg: violin
John Metcalfe, Bruce White, Matt Funes, Darrin McCann, Andrew Duckles, Kate Reddish, Rob Brophy: viola
Ian Burdge, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Jodi Burnett, Richard Dodd, Rudy Stein: cello
Gayle Levant Richards, Marcia Dickstein: harp
Dan Higgins, Stuart Clark, Joshua Ranz, Philip O’Connor: clarinet
Ralph Williams: contrabass clarinet
James Hovorka, Kye Palmer, Miguel Guerrero: trumpet
Doug Tornquist: tuba
Ana Flávia Kazumi Sakamoto Fonzaghi, Mary Miwako Abe Takeda, Michelli Kaori Katayama Tamari, George Yuji Motoda, Luciana Mayumi Abe Yoshizaki, Irene Ueti Sakamoto, Jorge Kazuo Sakamoto, Felipe Yuiji Katayama, Eliana Shoyama, Afonso Mitsuo Sawada, Cíntia Sayuri Sawada, Nely Abe, Lucia Abe Okuda, Thiago Eiji Taromaru, Tetuji Taromaru, Rosa Seiko Sawada Abe, Nanci Hitomi Abe: choir
Back In Brazil is the eleventh track on Egypt Station, Paul McCartney’s 17th solo studio album.
So I was in Brazil on tour. We had one of those nice free days where there is nothing planned. And I had a piano in the room, of the hotel room. So I got this little riff, and got this idea of: back in Brazil, there was this girl who dreams of a future, a far, far better world. She meets a man, he fits in with her plan.
So it’s a story about a couple, and trials and tribulations. Things are going well and she plans a date, but he can’t come ’cause they’ve got him working late.
And so it was just an imaginary story of two young Brazilian people. And it’s kind of dancey, so I wanted to put Brazilian rhythms to it and get the flavour.