By JOHN DALY
Paul McCartney has released “I Don’t Know,” and “Come On To Me,” two singles off his upcoming album Egypt Station.
Sharing a title with one of McCartney’s paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s 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 by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).
McCartney: It Reminds Me of the ‘Album’ Album
“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station,’ McCartney said. “It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.. 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.”
The album was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex.
Check out “Come On To Me:”
Egypt Station to be Released Sept. 7
According to a press release, there are 14 tracks on Egypt Station. Between instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” the songs capture various destinations. Other songs include an “acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”),” an anthem that would “fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”),” and an closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure (“Despite Repeated Warnings”).
PRE-ORDER Egypt Station HERE, 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.