Paul McCartney’s new song is quite cheeky. It’s called “Fuh You,” and although the lyric “I just want it for you” suggests the title is a play on “For You,” Macca sings it in a way that will raise your eyebrows. Put another way, if you’ve ever wanted a song in which the nice-guy Beatle … More »
As the transformation of myself into my mother nears completion, I find myself perhaps surprisingly — no, make that definitely surprisingly — not being completely turned off by new Paul McCartney music in the year of our Lord 2018. That’s approximately 2018 years after the birth of Christ, and approximately 60 years after Sir Paul launched his pre-Beatles Quarrymen into existence, each of which seems equally distant on the timeline of history.
So, let’s all listen to this new McCartney number, “Come On to Me,” for a second.
That’s pretty catchy! That’s catchier than it has any right to be.
Now, if only we could divorce the idea of a 76-year-old man socially flirting with a woman who wants “more than casual conversation…”
Yikes. Paul McCartney is 76 years old. Let’s hope he’s being an incredibly polite gentleman, because, for better or worse (for my mental health, my sense of propriety, my conscience), this tune is a lot of fun. I can’t remember the last time I thought about (post-, I don’t know, 1990?) McCartney in a positive light, so this is more of a personal crisis than I’m used to. Add to that the traits of my mother that I’m clearly exhibiting, and thus the scene is set for a “deep introspection” that I’m definitely not ready for.
This is going to be an exhausting day.
“Come On to Me” is on Egypt Station, out September 7 on, ugh, “Crapitol.”
And PS: I’m watching you, P-Mac — you better treat everybody right.
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters guested on The Late Late Show, and during the interview segment, James Corden asked Grohl about his relationship to Paul McCartney. (Corden’s newest Carpool Karaoke features McCartney.) Grohl talked about being a little kid and learning how to play guitar by listening to Beatles records, and shared that he … More »
Paul McCartney is in full-scale album promo mode for this fall’s Egypt Station, his first LP in five years. He released two songs from the album earlier this week. Before that, he tooled around Liverpool with James Corden filming a Carpool Karaoke segment, one that ended with a surprise gig at the tiny … More »
Paul McCartney hasn’t released a full-length album since 2013’s now ironically-titled NEW. He hasn’t needed to. Really, he doesn’t need to anything ever again. As one of the all-time great top four members of The Beatles, the man British law dictates you call “Sir” will never not be relevant.
Seems like Sir Paul just enjoys making music too much, though — permanence in the pantheon of relevance or not — because come this September, the man some people apparently refer to as “Macca” will be releasing Egypt Station, his 17th studio album.
The album was nearly entirely produced by Greg Kurstin (Grammy-award winning producer of many hits) and recorded in Los Angeles, London, Sussex, and not Egypt. So where does the name Egypt Station come from then? Per McCartney himself, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the “album” albums we used to make.” Ha, what a story Paul!
Oh wait, there’s more: “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.” Whatever you say, Sir!
Egypt Station is out September 7 via Capitol Records. You can pre-order it here in such formats as “Limited Edition heavyweight Concertina vinyl package,” “Limited Edition Concertina CD package,” “Super Deluxe Limited Edition hand numbered box set package featuring bonus tracks coming soon ,” and “digital.”
Head down below to check out the album’s artwork and to listen to two tracks from it. As quoted above, McCartney conceived of every song being it’s own “station,” so feel free to interpret “I Don’t Know” as taking place at Shining Time Station, and “Come On To Me” as an ode to Station from the seminalBill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. I know I will. Just as our good friend Macca intended…
Kanye West and Paul McCartney have very different writing processes, apparently. In an interview with DIY, McCartney recalls writing “FourFiveSeconds” as “much more made up as we went along” compared to what he’s used to, “so much so that I didn’t even realize that I was making songs.” The two spent … More »
Sir Paul McCartney has just released a double A-side single with two new songs, “I Don’t Know,” and “Come On To Me,” on Capitol Records. This news comes just after the announcement of a forthcoming studio album in the works, set to come out this fall. More »
Paul McCartney has been teasing a new album on social media for the past couple weeks, with some fans believing a surprise drop was imminent. Instead, the former Beatle played a surprise show at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Pub, where he debuted a new song called “Come On To Me.” (This was the same day McCartney apparently … More »