“Early Days” reached a high point of No. 1 on the chart momentarily, but was outdone by the new Alt-J track “Left Hand Free.” While McCartney is undeniably a legend, the Alt-J fanbase shows more consistent online behavior.
“Early Days” is from McCartney’s latest album, “New,” which was released last October. The song reflects on the early relationship between McCartney and John Lennon while growing up in Liverpool. Instead of a direct depiction, the video’s director Vincent Haycock portrays McCartney’s memory through the story of two aspiring young musicians set in the 1950s American South.
The video also includes scenes that feature a jam session between McCartney and Johnny Depp. This is the third appearance Depp has made in McCartney’s video’s, including “My Valentine” in 2012 and “Queenie Eye” in 2013. Rumored to be on set during the filming of the “Early Days” video was legendary artist Patti Smith.