Sir Paul McCartney released a new single — appropriately titled, um, “New” — late last night, following a day spent tweeting random nonsense. He also made the official announcement of his new album, also titled New, which is set for release on October 15th in the U.S.
The hugely anticipated album finds McCartney working with a host of new collaborators, including producers Ethan Johns and Mark Ronson. Meanwhile, “New” (the song) is one of his most immediately arresting singles in years, harkening back to the sweet, horn-laced psychedelia of “Penny Lane.”
Check out the track below. What do you think — how does this new track stack up to Sir Paul’s recent solo work?
Sounds pretty awesome. I like the harpsichord and percussion accents quite a bit.
Unmistakably McCartney!Typically first play it seems Ok but then it gets stuck in your head and you end up whistling it for the rest of the day!!