McCartney III cover artworkWritten by: McCartney
Recorded: 2020
Producer: Paul McCartney

Released: 18 December 2020

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McCartney III


Paul McCartney: vocals, all instruments

‘Pretty Boys’ is the third song on McCartney III, Paul McCartney’s solo album written and recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown.

It always starts from the song. That’s kind of how some of this started. When he did ‘Pretty Boys’, he sat down and said ‘I’ve got this really nice little thing I’ve been working on’. It was a riff that he’s had going for ages, I recognised it from way back when he started playing it. He just sat down with an acoustic and knocked out the vocal and the acoustic at the same time. Then it just developed.
Keith Smith, McCartney’s studio technical manager