"Queenie Eye" Has A Boatload of Celebrities
Paul McCartney's October 2013 album "New" hit #3 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and the British charts, as well as #2 on the important Japanese chart. To promote it, he enlisted what is undoubtedly the biggest group of international celebrities ever to appear in any music video. Any time you get Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn and Chris Pine in the same video, you've accomplished something.
I can't recall Meryl Streep ever being in a music video other than for a film she was promoting (she was, I believe, in a Carly Simon video back in the '80s for one of her films). Nobody else in the world could have gotten all these stars to appear in their music video.
As for the song, it is a bit weird in spots, but that's all right. Paul has his weird moments, and "Queenie Eye" does have a certain tunefulness to it. It is another sprightly composition that hearkens back to the mid-late Beatles period of the 1967-1968 era. Paul is in good form and voice, looking as good as he has in years. As a bonus, we get a very rare and revealing glimpse at the famed Abbey Road Studios, where all those hits were made (and continue to be made).
The press has made a big deal out of the fact that Depp and Kate Moss, former sweethearts, are in the same video, but there is absolutely no indication that they were in the same building at the same time.
If you want some more Johnny Depp, visit my Mad Hatter page, where he does the famous Futterwacken dance!
Easy to comment that Paul is not the same person he was in 1968. Well, nobody is. He's still around, though, and doing his utter best to make his releases relevant and pleasing to modern audiences. And nobody has better connections within pop culture to do that than Paul McCartney. Nobody.
It is a fascinating video, and it is nice that Johnny Depp followed up his developing tradition of appearing in Paul McCartney videos such as "My Valentine." There is no sign of Natalie Portman, another McCartney multi-collaborator, but I'm sure she'll turn up again in Paul's videos in the future.