Paul McCartney has released two new songs today (June 20th). Although fans had been hoping that the former-Beatle would be dropping his entire new album later this week, the news from the McCartney camp is that the two songs will serve as a teaser to his still-unnamed album due out later this fall. Although it hasn't been announced, due to the graphics on his online clues, most fans are now under the impression that the new album will be titled, Egyptian Station.
The trailer for McCartney's Thursday (June 21st) appearance on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden has already hit the web, with Corden and “Macca” taking part in the show's signature “Carpool Karaoke” singing “Drive My Car.”
McCartney's press release reads in full:
Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied career, Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: 'I Don’t Know' and 'Come On To Me', will be released tomorrow as a double A-Side single. The first tastes of Paul’s brand new studio album due out later this year on Capitol Records, the two A-sides are polar opposites: 'I Don’t Know' being a plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver, and 'Come On To Me' a raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.
Worldwide speculation about a new Paul McCartney album instantly reached fever pitch as his Instagram account whited out last week — only to ratchet higher as Paul was spotted taking selfies at landmarks in Liverpool the same day. The evening’s climactic event was a surprise gig at the tiny Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, during which 'Come On To Me' made its live debut alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career. Paul’s new album is slated for fall 2018 release on Capitol Records. Further details will be announced shortly.
Paul McCartney explained that at this stage of his career, how he's perceived as an artist is pretty much irrelevant to him or his work: “I'm not really fussed about what I am now. Y'know, 'cause I've been a lot of stuff I wanted to be. So, y'know, if I was ever trying to become a title — 'a rock and roller' — well, y'know, I don't think of myself as anything in particular. Y'know, obviously, as you get older it gets harder to be a punk. But I'm not really fussed about that, 'cause I think it'd be, like, daft to suddenly really try to be 15-years-old. So I have to accept to a degree what I am, y'know? I think of myself, basically, as a sort of rocker, who can write ballads as well.”