Paul McCartney has penned a musical sequel of sorts to his 1984 children's single "We All Stand Together," dubbed "Tropic Island Hum."

Paul McCartney has penned a musical sequel of sorts to his 1984 children's single "We All Stand Together," dubbed "Tropic Island Hum." The title also serves as the name of a children's animated film created by the former Beatle, which was recently released in North America as part of the DVD "Paul McCartney: The Music and Animation Collection." That set is due Sept. 27 in the U.K.

"Tropic Island Hum" will be released a week prior as a commercial single, backed with the long out-of-print "We All Stand Together."

"I don't often write songs deliberately for children but we made this new film for kids and the film needed a song," McCartney says on his official Web site. "As a songwriter I'm always interested in trying to write music in different styles, so I took the challenge of trying to write another one for kids.

A spokesperson says McCartney is in the studio working on his next album, the follow-up to 2001's Capitol set "Driving Rain."

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