Paul McCartney Lauds Beyonce’s Fabulous Cover of Blackbird

Paul McCartney recently took to social media, overflowing with praise for Beyoncé’s rendition of the Beatles’ iconic 1968 ballad, “Blackbird.” Embedded within her latest album, Cowboy Carter, Beyoncé infused the classic with her unique flair. McCartney couldn’t hide his joy, stating, “I am so happy with Beyoncé’s version of my song ‘Blackbird.’” He believes Beyoncé not only nailed the cover but also amplified the civil rights essence that originally inspired the song.

During a heartfelt FaceTime chat, Beyoncé expressed her gratitude to McCartney for the opportunity to cover “Blackbird.” McCartney shared reflections on the past, recalling the disturbing images of racial segregation he witnessed on TV during the early ’60s. “It’s shocking that we still face these issues today,” he remarked. McCartney hopes that both his original and Beyoncé’s cover will contribute to easing racial tensions, a thought that fills him with pride.

Just earlier, Beyoncé dropped a remix titled the “Pony Up Remix” of her Cowboy Carter single “Texas Hold ’Em.” Post-album release, she was honored with the Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, a trophy presented by none other than Stevie Wonder.

McCartney’s statement reiterates his admiration for Beyoncé’s work. “I think she does a magnificent version of it,” he asserts, urging those unfamiliar to give it a listen. The conversation between McCartney and Beyoncé over FaceTime was particularly touching, with McCartney expressing how moved he was by the historical injustices that inspired “Blackbird.” He concludes with a message of hope, emphasizing the potential of their music to foster unity and understanding.

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell is a senior music writer at Noah has been passionately covering the music industry for over five years, with a particular focus on live performances and the latest updates on artists.