Paul McCartney has released a new song, “New,” from an upcoming album of the same name. The 12-song LP, which will be his first album of new solo material in six years, is due out on October 15th in the U.S. Produced by Mark Ronson, the song has a classic McCartney feel, with a sturdy beat and buoyant melody. “We can do what we want, we can live as we choose,” McCartney sings.
Since his last album of original material, 2007’s Memory Almost Full, McCartney released the 2009 live album Good Evening New York City, the 2011 classical ballet score Ocean’s Kingdom and last year’s album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom, along with 2008’s Electric Arguments as the Fireman, his electronic project with Youth.
He’s also teamed with the surviving members of Nirvana on the new song “Cut Me Some Slack,” and been a steady presence on the road. McCartney has spent much of this year traveling the world on his Out There! tour, which included a stop at Bonnaroo in June and a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet at Outside Lands earlier this month.