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Sir Paul McCartney releases 'New' single and album title

New will be McCartney's first solo album in six years

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his new solo album New with the release of its title single.

The album, due for release in October, will be Sir Paul’s first solo album for six years since his 2007 record Memory Almost Full.

"New" is one of 12 songs from the album which McCartney worked on with producers including Mark Ronson and Paul Epworth.

Ronson, who has previously collaborated with Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, worked with McCartney on his new single.

The former Beatles band member told the BBC: “Mark [Ronson’s] work with Amy was sensational, so I knew he’s be good. He knows his music, he knows what he likes and the two of us together took the song and tried to put the maximum vibe into it.

“We had a lot of fun. He brought expertise, energy, enthusiasm and the odd laugh or two.”

Sir Paul, who won his 17th Grammy Award earlier this year, described the album as "very varied" and said he was concerned about its lack of continuity from his previous records.

He said: "At first I didn't think it had the continuity that I wanted, but then I thought of Beatles albums. You've got Strawberry Fields followed by Penny Lane and Piggies, Why Don't We Do It In The Road, She’s So Heavy, Something In The Way She Moves, Hey Jude, Yesterday: none of them have anything in common because that was the way we worked.

"We used to say to Ringo, ‘Did you use that third drum on the last track? Yeah, OK, we’ve got to change it.’ We had this philosophy that we didn’t want to get bored ourselves so we changed it up, track to track. So I felt better when I remembered that. This album is quite varied and new. There aren’t really any other tracks like 'New', it’s got its own thing.”

He added he would like to perform live dates in the UK to promote the album.

“We’ve only got planned out the Japanese dates at the moment and we haven’t got anything planned after that….but I always like to finish the year in the UK,” he said.

The singer-songwriter last performed in the UK at the Olympics closing ceremony last year during London 2012.

The album is due for release in the UK on 14 October and in the US on 15 October.

Listen to Paul McCartney's new single: