Paul McCartney announces 'New' album details and releases new track – listen

Album title track is produced by Mark Ronson

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Paul McCartney has released a new track and issued details of a brand new album.

Titled 'New', the single is produced by Mark Ronson, just one of the big-name producers who has been working with the Beatles legend on the LP. Others include Adele producer Paul Epworth and Ethan Johns, who has previously worked with Kings Of Leon and Laura Marling.

The album, also titled 'New' has been announced for an October 14 release date, and its iTunes pre-order page confirms that the album contains 14 tracks. With a sound reminiscent of McCartney's 'Penny Lane'-era songwriting, 'New''s lyrics begin: "Don't look at me, it's way too soon to see/What's going to be, don't look at me/All my life I never knew what we could be what I could do when we were new". Scroll down and click to listen.

Speaking about one of the songs they had recorded earlier this year, a ballad titled 'Hosannah', Ethan Johns told Rolling Stone: "The first day we had was remarkable. He walked in with this incredible song, we threw up a couple of microphones and within four hours we had this great track. I think we did an edit between the first two takes."

"It had an incredible feel – a really evocative piece of music," he added. "A very interesting lyric, and the performance was great. Then we started to experiment with it, and I put a bunch of psychedelic strangeness on it. You have fun. 'Oh, try this! Do that!' It's just very inspiring to be around."

McCartney released his last studio album, 'Kisses On The Bottom', in February 2012. 'New', the single, is available now. Its attendant album is available for pre-order from iTunes.

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