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Paul McCartney releases single 'New,' announces album for October

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Paul McCartney helped construct the greatest album of all time, among other minor accomplishments, so it’s not like the guy has anything left to prove at this point.

And yet at 71 years old, he’s still going hard. Last year, he released a new solo album called Kisses on the Bottom, which was made up mostly of traditional pop covers and re-worked jazz tunes. Now he’s got a batch of freshly-written original material, and he’s ready to unleash it.

According to a press release sent out late last night, McCartney’s new album New will be arriving in stores on October 15. It features 12 new songs and a heaping helping of fresh collaborators, including Mark Ronson, who worked on the title track that also dropped last night.

The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, and the single is for sale. Give “New” a listen below.

Not gonna lie: It sounds pretty great. Expect that and a few other new tunes to surface when McCartney performs at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas next month.

What do you think of “New,” the first original McCartney song released in over half a decade? And what other collaborators do you hope to hear? (It wouldn’t be insane to assume that Dave Grohl was involved in some way.) Let us know in the comments.