|Image released for the new single, due out tomorrow.|
“I DON’T KNOW”/“COME ON TO ME”
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th on CAPITOL RECORDS
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.
So much for the press release. From what we have been hearing here at The Daily Beatle, there is going to be a DeLuxe edition of the new album as well, with bonus material. All in all, 16 tracks will be made available, counting all formats of the release, including possible download only tracks. The two single titles 'Come On To Me' and 'I Don't Know' will be tracks 2 & 3 on the standard edition of the album, and they will be available tomorrow at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time. An early Amazon link (since removed) reveals the album's name as "Egypt Station" (like some of the fans guessed) and the release date to be 7. September. Vinyl editions will be released, regular and coloured vinyl. A special Target edition is also in the works. And that's the rumour mill.