And instantly reminds you why you love John Lennon more
It’s fair to say that given their ubiquity in all forms of web-based communication – and even recognition from the Oxford Dictionary lexicographers as the word of the year – the emoji is having its moment. And now, in time for Valentine’s Day, the yellow pictographs’ prowess has even managed to book them one of the remaining Beatles.
Paul McCartney has teamed up with Skype, the web-based communication tool, to provide his spin on their Mojis, the “short animated clips that you can use during Skype chats when words just aren’t enough.”
Being known better for his song writing than complex coding skills, Sir Paul McCartney was singled out by Skype as the musician best suited for bringing a fad popular with people born in the last 30 years bang up to date, by adding his own musical accompaniment to Skype’s animations.
“It turned out to be a great laugh at the same time as challenging because you suddenly realise you’ve got to compress a musical interpretation of an expression into less than five seconds,” McCartney said.
“It was like doing a huge crossword puzzle and coming up with all these solutions. And at the same time, it was musical so that it was great practice for me in the studio.”
Working in a Sussex studio, McCartney, a veteran song writer credited with creating many of the most well-known Beatles’ hits, recorded ten love-themed Mojis over the space of seven days, using guitars, drums, a xylophone, and a Moog synthesiser.
Created for lovers who are separated by distance this weekend, take a look at McCartney recording his Mojis below: