An all-star group of artists have covered songs from Paul McCartney‘s 2020 album McCartney III for McCartney III Imagined, slated for digital release on April 16 on Capitol Records.
The collection, personally curated by Sir Paul, features an impressive list of friends, fans and new pals providing their spin on the songs from the album McCartney recorded entirely by himself in quarantine.
The first taste of the album is out now, via rapper/songwriter Dominic Fike’s take on “The Kiss of Venus,” which switches up the acoustic ballad into a futuristic R&B jam.
Among the other stars contributing to the project are Damon Albarn, Beck, Blood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, Josh Homme, Khraungbin, 3D RDN of Massive Attack, Ed O’Brien, Anderson .Paak and St. Vincent.
Physical configurations will feature the exclusive bonus track “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix).”
McCartney III dropped on Dec. 18, 2020, closing the circle on a trilogy of self-titled albums that kicked off in 1970 with McCartney’s solo debut and rebooted in 1980 with McCartney II.
Paul McCartney McCartney III Imagined track list:
1. “Find My Way” (feat. Beck)
2. “The Kiss of Venus” (Dominic Fike)
3. “Pretty Boys” (feat. Khruangbin)
4. “Women And Wives” (St. Vincent Remix)
5. “Deep Down” (Blood Orange Remix)
6. “Seize The Day” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
7. “Slidin’” (EOB Remix)
8. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Damon Albarn Remix)
9. “Lavatory Lil” (Josh Homme)
10. “When Winter Comes” (Anderson .Paak Remix)
11. “Deep Deep Feeling” (3D RDN Remix)
12. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Idris Elba Remix)*
* Physical release exclusive track
Listen to Fike’s “Kiss” below.