The living legend that is Paul McCartney has finally released his new solo album, just days out from Christmas.
The third in a trilogy of albums, McCartney III features 11 songs and is the followup to 2018’s Egypt Station, which topped sales charts around the globe.
It’s stripped back and was self-produced in isolation at his Sussex studio earlier this year, and continues the tradition of McCartney, released 50 years ago, and McCartney II, which emerged from the ashes of Wings in 1980.
“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,” McCartney recounts. “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.”
The release of McCartney III was delayed by a week due to “unforeseeable production delays”. But it’s now available in full, and in multiple formats.
Stream it below.