In early February, a few months before he turns 70, Paul McCartney will be releasing a brand new solo album. The as-yet-untitled record will feature the Liverpool legend covering some of his favorite childhood pop standards. The LP was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London throughout 2011.
Commenting on the recording process, McCartney remarked, “It was very spontaneous, kind of organic, which then reminded me of the way we’d work with The Beatles. We’d bring a song in, kick it around, when we found a way to do it we’d say ‘Okay, let’s do a take now’ and by the time everyone kind of had an idea of what they were doing, we’d learnt the song. So that’s what we did, we did the take live in the studio.”
For a taste of what’s to come, take a listen to “My Valentine,” which features Eric Clapton, below. The song is one of two new original compositions set to appear on McCartney’s upcoming album.