Paul McCartney releases new album Egypt Station as deluxe vinyl box set

"I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from

The announcement was also accompanied by a pair of singles: "Come On To Me", a classic McCartney upbeat pop song, and "I Don't Know", which is more of a mid-tempo, piano-driven ballad.

In an interview with the BBC this week, McCartney said he will be touring for the new LP.

McCartney went on to describe the writing process behind "FourFiveSeconds, " his 2015 collaboration with Kanye and Rihanna and biggest hit in many decades.

Asked if he listened to a "diverse array of music", McCartney responded: "I was a big fan of "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".

The former Beatle, who turned 76 on Monday, announced on social media on Wednesday that "Egypt Station" will be released on September 7. "Something sparks another memory, but it's really nice because we were a great little band - I think we can agree on that", he said.

"Come on to Me" tells a tale of playful flirtation - "Before you grab coat, I'll try to be discrete", McCartney promises - with a mid-tempo rock guitar chorus before touches of organs, strings and a closing sitar. "It gave us some ideas to base all the songs around, that it was all coming from this one place".

"We had two or three afternoons where we just hung out together in a Beverly Hills hotel in the bungalows out the back, and he had his engineer and was set up with a couple of microphones in case anything happened", he continued. So then I started to get excited about all that.

Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's worldwide chart-topping NEW. And I think that just says it. Amazing. We were just doing it; it was amazing.

The album is called Egypt Station, also the title of one of McCartney's paintings, and all but one of its 14 tracks were produced by Greg Kurstin.

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