Released: 7 September 2018
Nothing For Free is one of two bonus tracks on Egypt Station, Paul McCartney’s 17th solo studio album. It was co-written by Ryan Tedder, who also produced the song with McCartney.
So out of all the producers that were suggested, I liked Ryan, rung him up and we chatted. He said, ‘What do you hope to get [out of this]?’. I was like, oh I don’t know. And then I thought, come on Paul, don’t be so shy. So I said, ‘A hit?’ And he was like ‘Yeah! Now you’re talking my language! The world loves a hit!’ So that was our brief. To do something commercial. In a week, we ended up with three songs and one of them was Fuh You, which is on the album.
DIY Magazine, 20 June 2018
The bonus songs were available on CD editions of the album sold at Target stores in the US, and HMV in the UK. The other bonus track is ‘Get Started’.