Sir Paul McCartney has collaborated with Skype on a range of special Valentine’s day emoji, recording new music to accompany the new animations.

The 73 year old former Beatle teamed up with the tech giant to compose a series of short jingles that play along with the special “love inspired” emoji they’re releasing in time for February 14th. You can watch McCartney recording the music in a video below.

Mojis, as they’re called in Skype-world, feature short video clips users can send to friends while chatting, and the BBC and The Muppets are among the partners Skype has used in the past.

Sir Paul McCartneySir Paul McCartney recorded music for a special range of emojis with Skype

“We’ve coupled original Skype designs with unique musical compositions from Paul so you can always express your love to friends and family around the world, no matter what you’re trying to say,” Skype explained in a blog post on Wednesday (February 10th).

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McCartney also spoke about the challenges the recording posed in a post on his own official website. “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.”

“It was like doing a huge crossword puzzle and coming up with all these solutions. And at the same time it was musical so it was great practise for me in the studio.”

It isn’t the first time that McCartney has dabbled in the world of technology, teaming up with the message app Line in April of last year to make “sound stickers”, which could be downloaded and used in instant messaging conversations at a cost of £1.49.

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