Today, Sir Paul McCartney released his seventeenth studio album, Egypt Station, the first new album from The Beatles‘ singer/songwriter/guitarist in five years, via Capitol Records. With three songs already on the shelf, including the tongue-in-cheek, kind-of-weird “Fuh You” already released, the rest of the 13 tracks come as a pleasant surprise.
In a press release, McCartney elaborated on his choice in naming the album. He explained, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.” He continued, “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. 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’s marketing campaign surrounding Egypt Station has been top-notch, with appearances on The Howard Stern Show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon; New York City subway systems distributing custom promotional Paul McCartney MetroCards; a secret release show, which is set to be webcast live for free via YouTube at 8:30 p.m. on Friday; and more.
Listen to Egypt Station below:
Last night, McCartney stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “Come On to Me” from the new album. While he was there, he spoke to Fallon about his songwriting process, pranked elevator riders, and danced with Kendall Jenner(?). Watch the performance below:
In celebration of the new release, Paul McCartney is heading to New York for a secret release show, which is set to be webcast live for free via YouTube at 8:30 p.m. tonight. You can tune into that below:
Paul McCartney – Live From NYC – Free Webcast
For more information on Paul McCartney’s new album, Egypt Station, or to keep an out for updates on his ‘Freshen Up’ Tour, head over to his website here.
See below for a list of North American tour dates. For more information, head to Paul McCartney’s website.
Upcoming Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ Tour dates
September 17: Quebec City, QC – the Videotron Centre
September 20: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 28: Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
September 30: Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
May 27: Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1: Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 6: Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11: Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center