Times have changed and now the internet is the main platform where musicians release their new albums. In an interview with Howard Stern, the Beatle Paul McCartney revealed that the Pop Star Taylor Swift told him she would change the release of her new album so that they wouldn’t have the same release date.
Paul McCartney talks about how Taylor Swift “helped” his new album:
“I did the Rolling Stone cover with Taylor Swift. She just emailed me recently, and she said, ‘I wasn’t telling anyone, but I’ve got another album,’” the former Beatle recalled. “She said, ‘So I was going to put it out on my birthday.’ … And then she said, ‘But I found out you were going to put [yours] out on the 10th.”
“So I moved it to the 18th.’ Then she found out we were coming out on the 18th so she moved back to the 10th. So I mean, you know, people do keep out of each other’s way. It’s a nice thing to do.”
Paul McCartney released McCartney III, his 18th studio solo album, recorded entirely during the period of social isolation. Recorded this year in Sussex, in the south of England, the album has Paul singing and playing guitar. Also piano and complementing them with bass and drums.
The future release joins two other albums, McCartney and McCartney II, created by the musician at critical moments in his life. In the 1970s and 1980s, when he was looking for a creative renaissance.
Besides being release in CD and digital copies, McCartney III will also have vinyl packages. Including a standard 180-gram black vinyl and a white vinyl LP limited to 4,000 copies available at independent U.S. record stores. The album is available for pre-order now.