Paul McCartney Announces New Album, 'Egypt Station,' Shares Two New Songs

Paul McCartney has announced Egypt Station, his first new album in five years. With the album's announcement came the release of the album's first single, a double A-side featuring the songs "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me."

Egypt Station—which is set for a September 7 release via Capitol—is McCartney's first album since 2013's phenomenal NEW. You can check out its cover art below.

In a statement, McCartney said, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.” He continued, “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.”

Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of a track that was produced by Ryan Tedder) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

You can preorder Egypt Station right here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.