Paul McCartney
"I was just so compelled, in the presence of someone that great, to get advice..."

Stormzy has revealed that he recently received a piano lesson from Paul McCartney.

The Beatles icon played an intimate show at Abbey Road studios in London, running through some of his most memorable hits and previewing cuts from recent album 'Egypt Station'.

Stormzy was in attendance, and following the performance got a chance to chat with the songwriter. He told The Sunday Times:

“I was just so compelled, in the presence of someone that great, to get advice — anything for my career an OG like him can give me... But I know the stigma that comes with being a rapper, so I introduced myself as a songwriter: ‘Can you teach me something?’”

“He went to the piano, and I just thought, ‘Shut up, listen.’ What he taught me was incredible. He said, ‘Use these three chords, and make any song.’ I was, like, ‘Flipping heck!'”

Paul McCartney told the newspaper: “As a rapper, I thought he’d have words down, but there was a piano, so I showed him basic stuff – how you get middle C, make a chord, a triad and, just by moving that, get D minor, E minor, F, G, A minor, and how that’s enough for anyone...”

Paul McCartney's new album 'Egypt Station' is out now.

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