“Paul McCartney: Something NEW,” a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the former Beatle's latest album, will premiere at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 5 on Palladia, it was announced by Concord Music and the network Dec. 4. The program will be repeated 9 p.m. ET/PT Dec. 13 on VH1 Classic.
The network says “Something NEW” features live and backstage footage shot around the world during his run of shows in 2013 and looks at the creation of Paul McCartney's recently released “NEW” album, which just this week was named the fourth best album of 2013 by Rolling Stone. The program is a glimpse into his artistry and creative process, and also looks at the impact his music has all over the world.
The special says there was no particular plan for the “NEW” album, just the intention to go in and demo with a handful of producers and see who was the right fit for the full album. Those producers included Paul Epworth, producer of Adele's “21” and Mark Ronson, known for his work with Amy Winehouse. And then there was Giles Martin and Ethan Johns, both celebrated producers in their own right and both sons of men renowned for their prominent roles in Paul's previous works.
"I did a lot of work with Giles's Dad, George, in Beatles days; Glyn Johns worked with us on 'Let It Be' and Wings stuff," McCartney said.
Directed by Don Letts, whose credits include the Grammy-winning “The Clash: Westway to the World.” the special features footage of the actual album recording and comments from McCartney and the album's production team.