Paul McCartney Announces New Album Egypt Station
The first Macca album in five years, is due in September
Hot off his 76th birthday, Paul McCartney announced the arriva of his 17th solo LP, Egypt Station. Named after the Sir Paul painting that graces the cover (dig the ram), the album comes out September 7, 2018 via Capitol Records, as always. 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 largely produced by Greg Kurstin, fresh off his work on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Liam Gallagher’s excellent, undrrrated solo debut As You Were.
“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make,” Macca explained in the announcement. “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
We can only hope the ram on the cover is an indication of the direction McCartney and Kurstin are going with these new songs. Especially when you consider Egypt Station is coming out on the 25th anniversary year of the absolute worst album in the bassist’s catalog in Off the Ground, while 2013’s New left much to be desired to boot.
Yet from the early sounds of “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me”-, promise of the first great Paul LP since Memory Almost Full looms bright on the horizon.
Yoy can pre-order Egypt Station HERE, where it is available in the following formats:
– Limited Edition heavyweight Concertina vinyl package
– Limited Edition Concertina CD package
– Digital album
– Super Deluxe Limited Edition hand numbered box set package featuring bonus tracks coming soon.
On June 9th, Paul and his band played a secret gig on June 9 at Liverpool’s tiny Philharmonic Pub, during which “Come On To Me” was debuted alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career. Check out some footage below.
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