Paul McCartney's son James McCartney teams up with Sean Lennon on new song 'Primrose Hill'

15 April 2024, 11:31 | Updated: 15 April 2024, 11:40

James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon have teamed up
James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon have teamed up. Picture: James McCartney

By Tom Eames

James McCartney, son of legendary Beatles member Paul McCartney, has unveiled a captivating new song titled 'Primrose Hill'.

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The track, a collaborative effort with Sean Ono Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono), promises to resonate with music enthusiasts across generations.

In an enthusiastic social media post, the younger McCartney expressed his excitement about sharing this musical creation with the world.

“Today I am so very excited to share my latest song co-written by my good friend [Sean Ono Lennon],” he wrote. “With the release of this song, it feels like we’re really getting the ball rolling, and I am thrilled to continue sharing music with you.”

The Inspiration Behind “Primrose Hill”

McCartney provided insight into the song’s origins, recounting a vivid childhood memory from Scotland. “I had a vision on a lovely summer day,” he shared.

“Letting go, I saw my true love and saviour in my mind’s eye. 'Primrose Hill' is about getting the ball rolling with me and finding this person."

Not long to go now! My latest single 'Primrose Hill' comes out on Friday 🎵

The Music Video Contest

To celebrate the release of “Primrose Hill,” McCartney has launched an exciting contest. Open to couples of all ages, the challenge invites participants to create a music video that encapsulates the essence of love and romance.

The video should also showcase the beauty of the couple’s favourite romantic location. Whether it’s a sun-kissed beach, a cosy café, or a hidden garden, the chosen spot should evoke feelings of passion and connection.

The winning entry will not only be featured alongside the song but will also receive special recognition from the artists themselves. So, if you’re in love and have a picturesque spot that holds sentimental value, consider submitting your video for a chance to be part of this enchanting project.

Primrose Hill

Musical Journeys

'Primrose Hill' marks James McCartney’s return to the music scene after a hiatus since 2016. His previous single, 'Beautiful', garnered attention for its soulful lyrics and heartfelt delivery. Now, with this collaboration alongside Sean Ono Lennon, McCartney continues to explore the depths of emotion through his artistry.

Sean Ono Lennon, too, has been busy. His fourth solo album, Asterisms, released in February, showcases his unique blend of musical heritage and contemporary sensibilities. As the son of two iconic musicians, Lennon’s creative journey is closely watched by fans and critics alike.