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Paul McCartney And Filmmaker Jack McCoy Team Up For ‘Slidin’ (EOB Remix)’ Video

The duo aim to spread awareness of the importance of protecting our coastlines by dedicating the new ‘Slidin’ (EOB Remix)’ video to ocean charity Surfrider Foundation Australia.

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Paul McCartney - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Paul McCartney - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Paul McCartney has once again collaborated with filmmaker Jack McCoy, spreading awareness of the importance of protecting our coastlines by dedicating his new “Slidin’ (EOB Remix)” video to ocean charity Surfrider Foundation Australia.

Paul McCartney and Jack McCoy have collaborated a number of times over the past decade, and whenever they do their mutual love of the ocean is always the focus.

Paul McCartney, EOB - Slidin' (EOB Remix)

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In December 2020, McCartney released his GRAMMY-nominated McCartney III, featuring “Slidin’”—a track he felt would be perfectly accompanied by some surfing and ocean footage and turned to McCoy to see if he could lend a hand.

“As soon as I heard the song I said to myself ‘Craig Anderson’,” McCoy said. “I called on some of Craig’s friends to provide me with some amazing footage and made what became the official video for the track.

“With Paul’s blessing, Craig and I chose to dedicate the video to Surfrider Foundation to help beat the drum with their ongoing fight for our coastline, in particular the current fight to STOP PEP11, a proposal to drill for oil and gas off the NSW coastline.”

A few months later McCoy got wind that McCartney was about to release McCartney III Imagined, a full album reinterpretation of McCartney III curated by Paul himself and featuring a diverse selection of friends, fans and brand new acquantaintances — including Anderson .Paak, Beck, Dominick Fike, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent and of course EOB a/k/a Ed O’Brien of Radiohead.

“Ed O’Brien from Radiohead produced a pumped-up version of ‘Slidin’’ which I thought would be perfect to make another surfing video as sort of a bookend to the first,” says McCoy.

“Doing this remix for Paul was a lot of fun,” O’Brien said. “The winter was dark and a second lockdown was imminent, but working on this track with Paul Epworth was a moment of light. So good to get those stems and hear those vocals… great drums too… all instruments played by Paul! We took inspiration from an earlier song of his—basically we were trying to ‘Helter Skelter’-it up! Great video and collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation…”

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