It has been five years since the release of Sir Paul McCartney‘s most recent studio LP New. Fans of the former Beatles front man have waited patiently, and now their patience is being rewarded.
Sir Paul has announced a new LP, Egypt Station and with it has released the album art and two entirely polar opposite singles “I Don’t Know” as well as “Come on to Me”.
McCartney in a press statement talks about the naming of the album and the way the album is
“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make. 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.”
“I Don’t Know” for being an opening single has a rather soft, melancholy packed atmosphere about it. It is a piano driven ballad backed with a steady drum beat and subtle strings in the background. McCartney gets into some serious introspection and reflection upon the fact that despite the fact that he is old he still has a great deal to learn.
“Come on to Me” on the other hand has a much more bright, cheery, rocking atmosphere. It is certainly easy to hear that Sir Paul has not lost a single step in his old age and can still bring the party to a whole new level.
This tune with its stomping and clapping rhythms bolstered by electric guitars, horns, and McCartney’s raucous vocal delivery makes it difficult to believe that it is not 1967, but not in a way to where it feels dated.
Egypt Station will be coming out to the public for purchase Sept 7.