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Deep into the free-form tape-machine improvisation that produced most of McCartney II, Paul came up with this oddly catchy electro-pop nugget, about a slightly creepy-sounding guy looking to hire a temp. I still have very vivid memories of all of that. I always like the underdog. On vacation in Jamaica, McCartney started buying comic books for his kids — inspiring him to write this jolly little tune about a bank robbery involving several Marvel supervillains. The title track is at once rocking and bizarre, with a from-nowhere New Orleans piano breakdown and acid-trip lyrics.
These days it would be internet bullying, trolls and all that. In my school days, it would have just been bullies and people just generally picking on each other. So I know that has happened all over the world to millions of people. So my thing was to kind of try and help, try and help, almost kind-of give some sort of advice. So the song says, you know: "have you ever been fed up with being bullied? Has this ever happened to you? Well, who cares.
It was originally recorded by McCartney and produced by English musician Mark Ronson for McCartney's sixteenth studio album New , and appears as the sixth track on the album. After being released early on the iTunes Store as a track available to download from New on 28 August , the song was released as a single on 2 September and available exclusively on Amazon. The single's premiere on 28 August was concurrent with the official reveal of New on the same day. The single gained heavy airplay on Japanese radio stations, where it became a number 4 hit on the Japan Hot The song appears in both the opening and the end credits of the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. As well as being selected as BBC Radio 2 's Record of the Week   and placed on their A-list,  the track was greeted as the "Track of the Day" by Mojo which praised its "doe-eyed optimism, irresistible melody" and "orchestrated pop arrangements". McCartney performed the song live on late night shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as at the iHeartRadio Music Festival where he premiered it as well as several other songs off the new album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Consequence of Sound.