Marling was speaking about her new record in this week’s NME Big Read, in which she revealed that she drew influence from McCartney’s 2005 album ‘Chaos And Creation In The Backyard’ while composing ‘Song For Our Daughter’.
“I listened to ‘Jenny Wren’. It’s from a Paul McCartney album [‘Chaos And Creation In The Backyard’] you wouldn’t think twice about– not to be harsh – but it is the most astonishingly beautiful song,” Marling said.
“I suddenly realised that there was an entire catalogue that I hadn’t paid attention to that was full of these stunningly beautiful songs,” she continued. “I’d never thought [McCartney] was bad, but I’d overlooked him, certainly.”
“I met her a couple of years ago when she was in London,” Marling explained. “The craft of her storytelling is so brilliant and she’s just a brilliant human being as well.”
“[The Stones] are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences,” McCartney said, before later adding: “There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”