Paul McCartney Sets New Album 'Egypt Station'
The upcoming album is named after one of the former Beatles’ paintings.
After hinting at new music and the release of a double A-side single, Paul McCartney on Wednesday revealed his 17th studio album, Egypt Station, will be released Sept. 7 on on Capitol Records.
The announcement of the upcoming album, named after one of the former Beatles’ paintings, comes as extremely exciting news to fans who have been waiting almost five years for new McCartney music.
The rock legend's most recent album, 2013's NEW, had immense success, and fans can only hope for even greater music this time around.
"Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different location," McCartney said in a statement. "So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
McCartney also has released two new tracks — “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me” — and if they are any indication of what to expect, fans are in for a wild ride of head-banging rock as well as heartfelt ballads. Both singles, along with the rest of the album, were produced by Greg Kurstin and recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, England.
Egypt Station will include a track list of 14 songs, all capturing the essence of the place they were recorded, allowing the listener to find themselves seemingly moving to each destination with the singer-songwriter himself. Featuring everything from acoustic meditation tunes to rockers to a multi-movement closer, the album will be a musical journey with destinations for everyone.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.