Released: 7 September 2018
Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano
Confidante is the seventh track on Egypt Station, Paul McCartney’s 17th solo studio album.
With the song Confidante I happened to be at home and I was looking in the corner where, propped up, was my old Martin guitar that I normally just have there, so if I feel like playing the guitar I’ll take it down and play it or try and write a song or whatever you do.
And I thought to myself: I haven’t had time lately to play guitar. And it reminded me that, when we first got guitars years and years ago, it would be like a friend. It would be like a confidante: you’d go off into the corner, and you’d write a little song, and you’d sort of almost tell your troubles to your guitar.
It’s a love song to the guitar. How the guitar was my confidante, and I told you every secret thing and, in fact, unlike my other so-called friends, you stood beside me while I fought.
And so it became a symbol of the guitar as a mate, as a friend, as a confidante.