Paul McCartney surprised listeners of BBC Radio 2 this morning by debuting a new single on Zoë Ball’s show.
Appropriately titled ‘New’, it is the title track to the former Beatle and Wings superstar’s forthcoming album, his first of original material since 2007’s ‘Memory Almost Full’.
The album, his sixteenth solo LP will consist of twelve tracks and also be available as a deluxe edition with two extra songs and is expected to come out October 14th.
McCartney is reported to have worked on the album with Mark Ronson, Kings of Leon and Laura Marling producer Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth, the co-writer of Adele’s ‘Skyfall’.
His previous album, last year’s ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ consisted mainly of covers of old favourites including Irving Berlin’s ‘Always’, famously sung by Frank Sinatra as well as two original compositions.
It’s always an occasion to get new music from the former Beatle and judging by this first taster, this is gonna be one to look forward to.