In its Oct. 14 Hot Singles section, People will say that with “New” “Sir Paul recaptures some of that old Beatles magic on the sparkling title from his upcoming album due Oct. 15.”
A second single, “Queenie Eye,” will be sent to radio stations next week. A video for that song was shot in London this week with some chosen fans and a few celebrities, including Johnny Depp. A listening party where fans can hear the full album for the first time takes place this Sunday in New York and Los Angeles.
BBC INTERVIEW: In a lengthy new interview with the BBC published Oct. 4, McCartney said the "New" album combines sadness and happiness. “This is a happy period in my life, having a new woman so you get new songs when you get a new woman. But in actual fact, there is a lot of sadness mixed in on the record. The more you listen to it you'll find pain getting changed to laughter. There is quite an undercurrent of that. But generally I'm having a good time so I hope that's made it onto the record.” He also said he told the album's four producers they shouldn't be afraid of giving him an opinion, and a Brazilian report that he would be playing for the World Cup there was just a rumor.
LIVING ROOM TOUR: McCartney's website announced Oct. 4 that McCartney will appear as the first featured guest on loudspeaker maker Bang & Olufsen's “The Living Room Tour” Oct. 15 online in the UK talking about the “New” album. The show airs that day at 2 p.m. UK time (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT) at http://www.bang-olufsen.com/McCartney. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #askMcCartney.
TWITTER RECAP: Paul McCartney went live on Twitter Thursday for an hour answering questions about the album and giving away a signed CD to one lucky fan. (You can read the entire transcript here.) Among the answers he gave he said the title song was written for his wife Nancy.
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