Who’s retiring? Clearly not Paul McCartney.
The 76-year-old music icon has just released two new singles ahead of a forthcoming new album. The singles “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me” dropped Wednesday.
The singer took to social media to announce the exciting news, revealing on Twitter the released date of his new album, “New album Egypt Station arriving 7th September featuring singles ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’.”
McCartney spoke with BBC News about releasing new music decades into his successful career: “The great thing about the fact that you’ve been so successful for so long, comes the not-so-great thing, which is that at some point, you’re just gonna get big-headed… So yeah, if songs don’t just lay themselves out, then I will be quite strict, and think, ‘No, this is really lousy. I hate that bit of melody. I’ve gotta change it.’ And so then I will just work harder on it, come back to it, and spend some time, and try and fix it. And if I fix it, that’s fine, and then we go and record it. If I don’t, that’s not fine, and it gets chucked.”
The Beatle also confirmed that he will be touring the new album.
“[W]e definitely know we’re out in September, and beyond… before then, before August, we might just do a couple of little gigs, just because they’re fun.”
Egypt Station will be out September 7.
New album 'Egypt Station' arriving 7th September featuring singles ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me'. Pre-order HERE: https://t.co/OZdrm3ZVNV Full details HERE: https://t.co/w2s1tvfHNA #EgyptStation pic.twitter.com/x2C0ExH3oG
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) June 20, 2018