Release date: Friday 18th December 2020
On limited numbered white vinyl.
Sir Paul McCartney has announced his brand new solo album, ‘McCartney III’.
The announcement of the record was teased earlier this week with a number of visual clues, and it has now been confirmed that the Beatle is set to end a 40-year wait by finally rounding off his ‘McCartney’ solo album trilogy.
Beginning with his debut solo record ‘McCartney’ in April 1970 — which saw its creator playing every instrument and writing and recording each song — McCartney followed that up 10 years later by releasing ‘McCartney II’ in May 1980.
While a number of solo McCartney albums followed that LP — the most recent being September 2018’s ‘Egypt Station’ — McCartney has only now completed work on the final part of the trilogy of ‘McCartney’ albums.
A press release explains that the musician initially hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, “but in the isolation of ‘Rockdown’ he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones”.
“Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become ‘McCartney III’: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s ‘McCartney’ and 1980’s ‘McCartney II’.”