Following 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II comes Paul McCartney’s new album, McCartney III.

Sir Paul recorded the album earlier this year and not only did he write all the tracks, he played all the instruments.

“I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day,” McCartney said in a statement.

“I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track. And then when it was done, I thought, ‘What will I do next?’ I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years, but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished. So I started thinking about what I had.”

He said he’d start each day with recording a particular instrument, then he’d gradually layer it all together.

“It was a lot of fun,” he admitted.


“It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.”

McCartney III marks his 18th solo album, following 2018’s Egypt Station.

It’s due out December 11.