Paul McCartney has revealed the first song from his forthcoming album.
Both the single and album are titled New. The song is produced by Mark Ronson, and received its premiere on YouTube.
The announcement was led by a series of cryptic tweets on McCartney's official Twitter account, each of which contained a single statement which can follow 'new'. The words were: castle, born, York, moon, sworthy, potato, fangled, lyweds, sreel, Orleans, Zealand.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 29, 2013
The 12-track album is due for release by Hear Music on 14 October in the UK, and the following day in the US. The tracklisting is yet to be announced. A deluxe edition will contain two bonus tracks.
New will be McCartney's first studio pop/rock album of original material since 2007's Memory Almost Full, although he has since issued several albums including the Youth collaboration Electric Arguments, the covers collection Kisses On The Bottom, and the ballet score Ocean's Kingdom.
McCartney has worked with a number of producers in recent months, including Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Giles Martin.
Here's the press release for the new song:
What's New with Paul McCartney?
Today, Paul McCartney has made some New music available.
It's available from HERE!
Speaking about the New track, Paul said: "We can do what we want, we can live as we choose."
This new track hints at things to come from Paul's forthcoming New album, set for release on October 14th in the UK (October 15th in the US). This will be his first album of brand New solo material in six years.
Paul's New album will include 12 new songs, which he worked on with new collaborators.
Paul's New song is produced by Mark Ronson.
More new details to follow in the coming weeks...
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