Paul McCartney has announced he will release his newest studio album, Egypt Station, on September 7 via Capitol Records. The record, McCartney’s 17th solo studio release, will mark the first collection of new music from the legendary Beatle since his 2013 effort NEW.
Egypt Station, also the title of one of McCartney’s paintings, includes 14 tracks and begins and ends with instrumentals titled “Station I” and “Station II.”
“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make,” McCartney says in a release. “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
McCartney has also shared two tracks from the new album, “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me,” the latter of which was debuted at a surprise show in the Philharmonic Pub in McCartney’s hometown of Liverpool, England, earlier this month.
Listen to the two new tracks below, and pre-order Egypt Station here.