Sir Paul McCartney announces new McCartney III album to finish the trilogy

Virgin Radio

21 Oct 2020, 15:42

After dropping clues over the last week or so, Sir Paul has confirmed he's releasing the final part of the McCartney trilogy, called on December 11.

The new album arrives some 50 years after he released his self-titled first solo album.

Sir Paul had been teasing fans over the last few days, starting when eagle-eyed listeners spotted a few cryptic clues appearing on the Beatles legend's social media.

Sir Paul released in 1970 and ’ came along a decade later.

Fans first spotted clues on Spotify that the final part of the trilogy could be arriving soon.

They noticed an animation of dice with three dots appears on the album covers when listening to and

To further the mystery, he then posted a picture of what looks like three white mushrooms with a caption of three dice emojis, as well as pictures of lavender.

Speaking about III, Paul said: “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day. 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?"

He continued: "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.  Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun.  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.”

Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, s mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, then adding his bass playing or drumming on top.