Paul McCartney’s “My Valentine” Videos, Starring Johnny Depp + Natalie Portman!
Sir Paul McCartney has just released not one, not two, but three new videos for his single “My Valentine,” starring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman!
That’s right: Videos. Plural. Because Paul McCartney can do whatever Paul McCartney wants, especially if that means going against the standard music video conventions.
Just in case you didn’t know, Sir Paul released a new album back in February. His first studio album since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, this new one, entitled Kisses on the Bottom, is a bit of a departure from his usual offerings: Jazzier than what we’ve come to expect from Paul, Kisses on the Bottom largely features re-imaginings of classic tunes like “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (from which the title of the album comes). It does have a couple of original songs on it as well, though, one of which is called “My Valentine.”
A somewhat melancholy number, “My Valentine” also features guitar great Eric Clapton. And hey, look! Sir Paul just released not one, not two, but three videos for it! The videos are an interesting exercise directed by Paul himself; shot in black and white, they star Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and make use of sign language in conjunction with the tune’s lyrical content. Check them out here!
The first one stars Johnny:
The second, Natalie:
And the third features both of them:
I think the third one is the most interesting of the three, but taken together, they’re even better. Are you going to have this song stuck in your head for the rest of the day now? Me too. Let’s hum it together.
Not unrelated, here’s your daily funny: There is, however, a… well, not exactly a naughty word, but, shall we say, a less-than-poetic word which accidentally appears about one minute into Natalie’s video. Whoops. And also some other somewhat questionable mistakes. Happens to the best of us, I guess?
Happy Friday, Bettys!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.