B J Conlee wrote:
Paul does touch on the new album in his latest "You gave me the answer" from Yvonne. It was a good question asking Paul if he has ever intentionally explored "Latin" music and rhythms.
Paul tells us that the new album does have one song that is "decidedly" Latin. He then says that he's not sure the song will make the cut for the final album's track listing. Paul's never been good a song selection for albums over the years so if it doesn't make it onto the album, it's almost a sure thing that it will be better than many of the songs that do make the cut. Wouldn't shock me if it becomes a "B" side that everyone on this board will crave. Anyway, it is a good sign that it appears that he has a lot of songs vieing for a spot on the album. Hopefully more good to great new songs for his "massive Solo" Catalog that is so underrated.
The final part of this "You gave me the answer" episode is "trying to get Paul to give us more info on the new album but they tell us that Paul's lips was sealed on specifics. I'm guessing Fall of this year (September-October) to take advantage of the holiday buying period.
Sadly McCartney does not have a good track record with selecting songs for his albums and picking the best single to promote the new album. Like you have stated before BJ, many songs that don't make the cut are better than songs included on the album. This is where you hope he has a good producer who he will listen to about the songs he needs to select. I agree with you on the release of the new album, don't see it coming out before late fall.
Seems right. I can’t see anything out before then.
Yep. I think he may release a single around Labor Day and then the album will follow a few weeks later.
Seems right. October would make 5 years since the last album. The latest I could see would be early 2019.