The ex-Beatle who was honored by President Obama tunes his balalaikas to political change in the age of Trump.
Paul McCartney has revealed that his upcoming album will include a song written about Donald Trump, according Daily Telegraph.
Speaking at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts he founded in 1996, the former Beatle told students there that he felt compelled to write the track.
“Sometimes the situation in the world is so crazy, that you’ve got to address it,” he said on Friday.
McCartney did not reveal the tone of the tune, however, it is likely critical of the current president given his political views.
He told Australia’s Daily Telegraph earlier this month, “I’m not a fan at all” of the president.
“He’s unleashed the ugly side of America. People feel like they have got a free pass to be, if not violent, at least antagonistic towards people of a different color or a different race,” McCartney said. “I think we all thought we’d got past that a long time ago.”
The 75-year-old multi-millionaire musician is not a U.S. citizen, but has property and business interests in the United States.
He supported Hillary Clinton in her failed presidential bid and performed at the White House during the Obama administration.
McCartney has written a handful of overtly political songs in his solo career, including “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” “Looking for Changes” and “Big Boys Bickering.”