Paul talks to Jo and Simon, discusses his new album, whether he’ll play Glasto and star duets.
New album ‘Egypt Station’ arriving 7th September featuring singles ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’.
NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT 7th SEPTEMBER 2018 on CAPITOL RECORDS
PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW, INCLUDING DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE ‘I DON’T KNOW’ / ‘COME ON TO ME’
Paul invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival Friday 7th September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records.
Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides – plaintive ballad ‘I Don’t Know’ and raucous stomper ‘Come On To Me’ – Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).
The new tracks are out today. Paul has announced details of two new singles! A new AA-side – ’I Don’t Know’/’Come On To Me’ .
The tracks are the first previews of a new LP, out later this year on Capitol Records,
which was in part inspired when McCartney was compiling the 50th anniversary re-release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, he told: “I remember going up to the studio a couple of times and saying, oh well I was listening to this programme last night and I thought on ‘Penny Lane’ it was just one piano that I played but it turns out it’s eight! We were goofing around on that, and it inspires you and makes you think you can go anywhere. It’s still gonna sound like a piano, but sonically you can play with it. ‘…Pepper’ was a big influence.”
Paul last released an LP with 2013’s ‘New’, and last week played a tiny pub gig in his hometown of Liverpool at the Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, where ‘Come On To Me’ made its live debut.
Paul stepped out with wife Nancy Shevell in London on Tuesday afternoon.
He easily mingled with pedestrians and tourists during a walk through Hyde Park, close to the Serpentine, in London.
Their appearances comes just days after Paul joined James Corden for the carpool Karaokes segment of his hugely popular The Late Late Show.
James, 39, giggled like an excited schoolboy as he belted out the lyrics to Drive My Car with The Beatles icon.
Casually-clad Paul put on an animated display as he sang loudly and rocked out with the funnyman in the plush vehicle.
They could be heard singing: ‘Yes, I’m gonna be a star / Baby, you can drive my car / And maybe I’ll love you.’ James and Paul were in high spirits while they sang the chart-topping band’s 1965 song for the hilarious segment.
The Peter Rabbit star confessed it was ‘mind-blowing’ to have the ‘most respected musician on the planet’ Paul join him for the segment.
He told: ‘It’s all memorable. It’s kind of insane, if you think about it — you’re talking about possibly the most famous person in the world.He’s the most respected musician on the planet, and that he would come to do a segment on our show is mind-blowing to me. He told me a story about how he wrote Let It Be, which I’d never heard before. It really moved me, so I can’t wait to share it with people.’