"New"

Macca's latest sounds old, title notwithstanding, but in the best way. A Beatlesque pop confection with tasty production by retro-modernist Mark Ronson, "New" rides along on a bouncy harpsichord-flavored melody line and a touch of brass that recalls "Got to Get You Into My Life." The song sinks its hooks in almost instantly, before McCartney goes out on some goofy-sweet scat singing that will probably linger on your palate all day.

From The Archives Issue 1192: September 26, 2013