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Paul McCartney Unveils Something 'New'

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Paul McCartney returns with his latest album 'New' on Oct. 15. Paul McCartney returns with his latest album 'New' on Oct. 15. (Courtesy of the artist)

Coming off yet another successful victory tour of arena shows -- and even fronting a reformed iteration of Nirvana -- Paul McCartney has finally revealed plans for his next (16th!) album, the appropriately-titled New.

While there were a pair of originals embedded in last year's American songbook-heavy Kisses On The Bottom, New will be McCartney's first collection of all original material in six years, since 2007′s Memory Almost Full. The record -- out Oct 14 in the U.K and Oct. 15 in the U.S. -- will include 12 songs produced by both Giles Martin (longtime Beatles-producer George Martin's son), and some new collaborators including Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams), Paul Epworth (Adele), and Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse). 

Ronson produced the title track, "New," a bouncy, richly-arranged, Revolver-leaning pop single, which, according to the press release, "hints at things to come." More details about the record are sure to come, but while we wait, take a listen to this fun and melodic song.

 

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Cynthia from NYC

just spent the better part of the late slow day scrolling through some lovely stuff thank you WNYC (and Maca too!)

all the best

Aug. 29 2013 04:53 PM

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