Paul McCartney to Release New Album in February 2012 - Hear New Song Now
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:15:58
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Paul McCartney is one of our greatest living songwriters and he will pay homage to some of the songs that inspired his greatest songwriting achievements on a forthcoming, still-untitled album, due out Feb. 7, 2012 via Hear Music/Concord Records. He is paying tribute to his own damn self and who could blame him? He's one of the best ever in terms of songwriters.
The album, his first since 2007, will include reinterpretations of songs that shaped his illustrious, Knight-worthy career with both The Beatles and as a solo artist, as well as two new tracks. The are titled "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts." "Valentine" will feature a cameo from Eric Clapton, while "Only Our Hearts" is another collab with Stevie Wonder.
McCartney recorded his take on the classic tracks at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York and London throughout this year with producers Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall. "When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them," the songwriter said in a statement. "I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys - I just thought the songs were magical. And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it's beautiful, the way they made those songs."
Hear a new song, now! "My Valentine" featuring Eric Clapton:
Are you psyched for brand new Paul McCartney?