Is Paul McCartney ‘firing’ at old label EMI?

Promo sleeve prompts speculation the Beatle is taking aim

Paul McCartney has promoted speculation he is attacking his old record label on his new album.

The former Beatle left EMI last year, branding the company “boring”, and it’s been suggested that the sleeve for promotional copies will be another comment on the label.

The artwork (pictured) shows what seems to be a fragment of the sleeve, spelling out what could be EMI, leading some commentators to believe it will be a further attack.

However a more plausible suggestion might be that the E and M actually belong to the word Fireman.

McCartney released a couple of albums in the 1990s with producer and ex-Killing Joke man Youth, and the duo are said to be working together again.

NME.COM will have the full image in the next coming days, so stay tuned to find out the meaning behind the legend’s message.