You’ve got to be pretty envious of Paul McCartney, dude is so established he can record, tour, and make millions of dollars on a whim. It’s also nice that his twilight-years discography is a hell of a lot less embarrassing than Ringo’s.
His campaign will continue into 2012 with a new studio record, which will apparently feature appearances from people like Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton. It’s an album of covers from McCartney’s childhood, as well as a few new compositions, he’s saying the songs included are “the songs me and John based quite a few things on.”
"I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys - I just thought the songs were magical," he continued. McCartney also mentioned that the sessions were “very organic” and reminded him of his time with The Beatles – which might be something he’s required to say at this point. The currently-untitled album doesn’t have a release date yet, but next summer seems the most likely. You know, in time for the festivals. [NME]