New Music from Paul McCartney Coming Soon

April 2, 2017

You know the phrase age ain’t nothing but a number?  Well, it seems like that phrase was made just for Sir Paul McCartney, for at seventy-four years old (and soon to be 75 in a couple of months), his age ain’t slowing him down.

Any real Beatles fan recognizes Paul McCartney’s voice as the lead vocal in the classic Beatles song “When I’m Sixty Four”.  In the song, he sings,

“I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more

Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I’m sixty-four”
Judging by the quiet life he describes in the song, it seems like not even Paul McCartney could have anticipated that he’d still be releasing new music at sixty-four.  Yet, at ten years older than sixty-four, that’s exactly what McCartney is doing.
Last Saturday, March 25th, in an interview with BBC Radio 6’s Matt Everitt, McCartney announced his upcoming project to the world.

“I’m making a new album, which is great fun. I’m in the middle of that.”

This announcement came just a few days after McCartney debuted other previously unreleased demos and acoustic songs that he collaborated with Elvis Costello to write.  These songs were released as a part of the reissued “Flowers in the Dirt”.

When speaking about the songs that he created with Costello, McCartney said, “I kind of agree with a few people that the demos have got more spark, have got more life with the recordings we ended up with eventually. So it was great to be able to include them in the package.”

On his upcoming album, Paul McCartney is working with another famous name, producer Greg Kurstin,  While his name may not ring a bell, the songs he’s produced certainly will.  McCartney and Kurstin met two years ago when they worked together on music for an animated film.

“And since then he went on to work with Beck and got best album of the year,” he continued. “Then he went on to work with Adele. He just got song of the year, record of the year with Adele. And just got producer of the year. So my only worry is people are going to go, ‘Uhhhhh, there’s Paul going with the flavor of the month.’ You know, I suppose you always think the worst of it. But he’s a great guy. Greg is musical and he’s great to work with.”

As one of music’s most iconic legends, I don’t think Paul McCartney needs to worry about the public doubting his musical choices, especially when it’s to work with a man who’s produced one of the most popular songs from the last year.  It seems like combining the talents of these two talented men could only mean good things when it comes to music, but I guess we will just have to wait until the album drops to find out.  The release date for McCartney’s new album has not been scheduled quite yet, so it looks like we’ll have to remain patient while we wait for his new music.


-Roxy Rappaport (@roxyrappaport)

Feature image by Leslie Crow

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