Paul McCartney has announced a new solo album called McCartney III. It arrives December 11 via Capitol. Below, watch a trailer for the album and check out its cover artwork.
McCartney III was written, produced, and performed by McCartney and recorded earlier this year in Sussex, England. “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day,” McCartney said in a press release. “I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track and then when it was done I thought what will I do next? I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished so I started thinking about what I had.”
He continued: “Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun. It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.”
McCartey III marks the third in a trilogy of albums that began with his solo debut, McCartney, in 1970. Ten years later, McCartney released McCartney II. His most recent studio LP was 2018’s Egypt Station. Earlier this year, McCartney reissued his 1997 album Flaming Pie.
McCartney III Cover Artwork: