MUSIC NEWS- Though Sir Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians and song writers and is still working hard touring, we have another McCartney in the biz as his son James has ventured into the music industry. But on Tuesday morning, James appeared on BBC Breakfast for an interview to promote his new album, but it ended up being an awkward conversation for the show’s hosts. And we thought his recent WFUV radio interview was bad!
The legendary Beatles’ bassist surely needs to have a talk with his son about connecting with the media. James was particularly quiet throughout the interview, which made things awkward for everyone involved, including viewers around the world.
His music isn’t the problem, but he could definitely use some public relations assistance. The 35-year-old struggled to answer questions from hosts Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid. They both spent the majority of the time talking while James would chime in for a quick second here and there. James seems to forget that the McCartney name is important and is his "door opener" to the press that will quickly close if he doesn't find something interesting to talk about.
His first response pretty much sums up the entire interview. It started when the interviewers talked about his USA tour and said, “that sounds pretty tiring,” which Sir Paul’s son replied, “yeah.”
Reid was looking for a little more elaboration, so she added, “was it?” James responded but there wasn’t much behind it as he said, “No it was OK. It was good fun.”
He failed to go into detail about anything, which you would expect from someone who is trying to promote his album. When asked if it was a prerequisite to play “all sorts of different instruments,” James once again seemed confused and at a loss of words. “Is it? Not really. But for me it is… No, I don’t know,” he replied.
Maybe James was trying to workt the "cool" angle and it just didn’t work out, but regardless he’s getting plenty of (negative) attention after the interview. Some music fans even took to Twitter to share their thoughts, calling James’ interview “excruciating” to watch.