Released: 20 June 2018
Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, handclaps
Rusty Anderson: electric guitar
Brian Ray: bass guitar, electric sitar
Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens: Hammond organ, synthesiser
Abe Laboriel Jr: drums
Greg Phillinganes: piano
Greg Kurstin: electric guitar, percussion
Tim Loo: cello
Doug Moffet: soprano saxophone
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone: tenor saxophone
Jim Hoke: baritone saxophone
Steve Herrman: trumpet
Charles Rose: Trombone
‘Come On To Me’ is sort of a pick-up song, and I’m imagining myself, probably in the Sixties, going to a party and seeing someone and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, OK, how do I make an approach here?’
So it’s a sort of, it’s an imaginary song, it’s a fantasy song about a guy seeing someone and thinking, ‘Oh we should try and find a place to be alone here, and maybe exchange information and stuff, and hey, you look like you flashed a smile and said to me you wanted so much more than casual conversation. So would you come on to me, or am I gonna come on to you?’
‘Come On To Me’ was released as a double a-side, along with ‘I Don’t Know’, on Wednesday 20 June 2018.
Here’s the full press release for the single:
PAUL McCARTNEY TO RELEASE ALL-NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE
‘I DON’T KNOW’/’COME ON TO ME’
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE on CAPITOL RECORDS
Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied career, Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’, will be released tomorrow as a double A-Side single.
The first tastes of Paul’s brand new studio album due out later this year on Capitol Records, the two A-sides are polar opposites: ‘I Don’t Know’ being a plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver, and ‘Come On To Me’ a raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.
Worldwide speculation about a new Paul McCartney album instantly reached fever pitch as his Instagram account whited out last week—only to ratchet higher as Paul was spotted taking selfies at landmarks in Liverpool the same day. The evening’s climactic event was a surprise gig at the tiny Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, during which ‘Come On To Me’ made its live debut alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career.
Paul’s new album is slated for fall 2018 release on Capitol Records. Further details will be announced shortly.
‘Come On To Me’ was the only new song performed at McCartney’s surprise show at Liverpool’s Philharmonic pub on 9 June, and was sung by him and James Corden in an episode of Carpool Karaoke recorded the same day.