I must declare “New” an insanely upbeat, catchy delight. What a wonderful, dreamy melody. The chorus is so infectious. And I’d even go so far as to say it’s Paul’s best single in at least 10 years. Which is hardly surprising, considering that it was produced by Mark Ronson, who’s known for his spectacular work with Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and Duran Duran.
Producer Ethan Johns also worked on the album, which is entitled NEW as well. It will be released in the U.K. on October 14th and in the U.S. on October 15th and it’s believed to consist of 12 tracks. It’s McCartney’s 16th solo album.