Paul McCartney is amused by that people hearing his new music don’t expect it to be him.
The former Beatle choose four young producers to drive his new album ‘New’. ‘New’ was produced by Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Giles Martin and Ethan Jones. The producers brought a modern feel to the album.
“It’s funny, when I play people the album they’re surprised it’s me,” Sir Paul said in a statement. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognise as mine. I didn’t want it to all sound the same. I really enjoyed making this album. It’s always great to get a chance to get into the studio with a bunch of new songs and I was lucky to work with some very cool producers. We had a lot of fun.”
McCartney, the most successful songwriter of all-time, says he still loves the structure of a good song. “It all comes down to the fact that I love it, I love the whole process,” he said. “When I was a kid, I started getting into music and I got a guitar. Then when I got into a group I was fascinated by the whole thing – this idea of trying to make music and later trying to write songs – it’s become an eternal fascination for me.”
‘New’ will be released on October 15. It is McCartney’s first album of new music in six years.
Standard and deluxe both include:
1. Save Us (produced by Paul Epworth)
2. Alligator (produced by Mark Ronson)
3. On My Way To Work (produced by Giles Martin)
4. Queenie Eye (produced by Paul Epworth)
5. Early Days (produced by Ethan Johns)
6. New (produced by Mark Ronson with additional production by Giles Martin)
7. Appreciate (produced by Giles Martin)
8. Everybody Out There (produced by Giles Martin)
9. Hosanna (produced by Ethan Johns)
10. I Can Bet (produced by Giles Martin)
11. Looking At Her (produced by Giles Martin)
12. Road (produced by Paul Epworth)
Deluxe includes bonus tracks:
13. Turned Out (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
14. Get Me Out Of Here (produced by Giles Martin)