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World Premiere: Underwater Video for Unreleased McCartney Song

What better way to start off the day after World Oceans Day than with the world premiere of the underwater video for a previously unreleased Paul McCartney song?

The song, composed in the 1980s, is called Blue Sway, and that’s exactly the feeling in the imagery created by noted surf filmmaker Jack McCoy. Using a speedy underwater jet ski, McCoy rides behind a wave. His camera can tilt up and down and spin 360 degrees around. The video will be included on a bonus DVD accompanying the reissued album McCartney II—due out June 14—and will also be shown at the Maui Film Festival on June 19. McCoy’s new feature film A Deeper Shade of Blue, the source of footage for the “Blue Sway” video, opens the festival on June 15.

-Marc Silver

  • Sal

    That was gorgeous, both the music and images. I feel like I just went scuba diving or something.

  • Eleanor Levie

    video was great, and for that, grateful to Marc. Music–a yawn. Not worth surfacing….very little good music came out in 1980s.

  • Daniel Achille

    Both music and film are brilliant. You can’t generalize about decades. A genius like McCartney has composed great music in every decade of his career.

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  • Stu

    Amazing how well the music and the film fit each other. This is quite striking.

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