New, Paul McCartney's first album of original compositions since 2007's Memory Almost Full and sixteenth solo album overall will be released in America on October 15th, it has been revealed. In addition, the album's sprightly, falsetto-driven title track has released on iTunes and YouTube. The song "New" was produced by Mark Ronson, who has helmed notable hits by Amy Winehouse and Adele.
The 12 songs that comprise the album (with an additional two songs on the deluxe edition now available for pre-order on iTunes) were reportedly chosen from a total of 21 tracks McCartney recorded with producers Giles Martin, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Mark Ronson, as Examiner's Steve Marinucci previously reported. The speculation intensified Wednesday afternoon after a cryptic series of Tweets appeared on McCartney's official page which all cheekily hinted at the word 'new': castle, moon, fangled, York, Orleans and so on.
Other possible titles include "Hosanna," which producer Ethan Johns described as "a really evocative piece of music" with a hint of "psychedelic weirdness" in an interview with Rolling Stone published two weeks ago, and "The Life Of A Party Girl," a song produced by Mark Ronson. In an interview with McCartney published in Rolling Stone last March, Ronson was also the inspiration for the song: "Mark DJ'd at our wedding reception, so I'm thinking 'party'."
In September, McCartney is scheduled to play at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. He also has a series of shows in Japan booked for November.