Slidin’ music video
Yesterday, Paul McCartney celebrated the International Surfing Day by publishing a new music video for “Slidin’” from his “McCartney III” album. The video was created in association with Surfrider Foundation.
Paul’s history with Surfrider Foundation
A number of years ago, McCartney released the music video “Blue Sway” featuring surfing. Jack McCoy’s surf film ‘A Deeper Shade Of Blue’ was a documentary telling the history of surfing featured a McCartney track. During the editing of the film McCoy put one of his surfing sequences to the song “Is This Love?” from The Fireman album “Electric Arguments”. A mutual friend, Chris Thomas (involved in the “White album” sessions of The Beatles and producer of Wings’ “Back to the egg” album) saw the footage while visiting McCoy in Australia and on his return to the UK gave Paul a copy of the sequence.
Paul thought Jack’s images would be suitable for the then unreleased track “Blue Sway” and so McCoy compiled and edited footage filmed off Tahiti’s Teahupoo reef to create what became the “Blue Sway” video. The song was written and performed by Paul McCartney, and was recorded during the sessions for “McCartney II” in 1979, but released for the first time on the bonus audio disc of the special “Archive” edition of “McCartney II” in 2011. The music video created by McCoy is also featured on the bonus DVD included in the set. The music video won “Best Music Video” at NYC BE FILM Short Festival in May 2011, and the video was featured as part of Surfrider Foundation’s summer PSA campaign that summer. Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.