Paul McCartney Included a Jab at Donald Trump on his New Album

Sir Paul McCartney joins thousands of people, many of them students, march against gun violence in Manhattan during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018, in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Paul McCartney referenced "mad captain" President Donald Trump in a conversation surrounding his new album, Egypt Station with BBC News. The album is laced with modern references, from politics to pop culture. In speaking about the album, McCartney referenced his song "Despite Repeated Warnings," which is an about climate change.

The song contains a lyric that reads: "Those who shout the loudest may not always be the smartest." He spoke candidly of climate change deniers and their relevance in the song.

"People who deny climate change — I just think it's the most stupid thing ever," he said. "I just wanted to make a song that would talk about that and basically say, 'Occasionally, we've got a mad captain sailing this boat we're all on and he is just going to take us to the iceberg [despite] being warned it's not a cool idea.'"

McCartney did not hide the fact he was speaking of Trump, saying "Obviously it's Trump," but claimed there are other "mad captains" found elsewhere. He noted his reference, "There's plenty of them about. He's not the only one," he said."

The album also contains a song inspired by Taylor Swift and her tight-knit fans. McCartney detailed he was inspired by anti-bullying. The song, "Who Cares," has lyrics "Who cares about you? I do."

"I was imagining talking to one of these young fans and saying, 'Have you ever been bullied? Do you get bullied?'" he said.

McCartney and other members of The Beatles recently made news for their past escalades as a band. His claim that he and bandmate John Lennon masturbated together, revealed in GQ, caught attention last week. He also relayed a time he and others, including gallery owner Robert Fraser had a monumental DMT trip and claimed he saw God.

"We were immediately nailed to the sofa, he said. "And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled. It was huge. A massive wall that I couldn't see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it's just the drug, the hallucination, but both Robert [Fraser] and I were, like, 'Did you see that?' We felt we had seen a higher thing."

Egypt Station follows up McCartney's 2013 album release New. Egypt Station may reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart, the site revealed Saturday. It would be McCartney's first No. 1 album in 36 years.