Paul McCartney Releases New Music

Sir Paul McCartney. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9323807re)

The Beatle has just released new music, his first in five years. 

Sir Paul McCartney to social media to announce that a new album is on its way. The 76-year-old had also released two new singles, “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me,” ahead of the forthcoming album. 

In his tweet, he revealed the name and cover art of his new album which is titled Egypt Station. Of the title he said in a statement: 

“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station’. It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… ‘Egypt Station’ starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gives us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

McCartney spoke with BBC News about releasing new music decades into his successful career. 

“The great thing about the fact that you’ve been so successful for so long, comes the not-so-great thing, which is that at some point, you’re just gonna get big-headed… So yeah, if songs don’t just lay themselves out, then I will be quite strict, and think, ‘No, this is really lousy. I hate that bit of melody. I’ve gotta change it.’ And so then I will just work harder on it, come back to it, and spend some time, and try and fix it. And if I fix it, that’s fine, and then we go and record it. If I don’t, that’s not fine, and it gets chucked.”

The music icon also confirmed that he will be touring the new album. 

“[W]e definitely know we’re out in September, and beyond… before then, before August, we might just do a couple of little gigs, just because they’re fun.”

Egypt Station will be out September 7.