Earlier this summer, Sir Paul McCartney turned 71 years old. He's been recording and releasing music for 50 years — first with the Beatles, then for a stint with Wings, and now as a solo artist. Yet, he still has something "New." That's the title of his first album of new material in six years, and it's also the name of the track Macca released early Thursday morning.
The album, which is due on Oct. 15 in the U.S. and a day earlier in the U.K., includes a dozen new songs, including "New," which was produced by Mark Ronson, known for his work with Amy Winehouse. The jaunty tune harks back to McCartney's fab Beatles days.
McCartney's previous studio album, 2012's Kisses on the Bottom, was made up almost entirely of standards. His last album of original songs was back in 2007 with Memory Almost Full.
While more details are expected on the album in the coming days, we do know that McCartney also recorded with a number of other noted producers, including Giles Martin, the son of George Martin who remixed the Fabs for the Love project, as well as Paul Epworth (Adele) and Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon), whose father Glyn also worked with the Beatles.
"The record is very varied," McCartney told the BBC. "I worked with four producers and each of them brought something different." Don't know about you, but we can't wait to hear the whole thing.
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