Paul McCartney shed light on his upcoming one-man-band studio effort — McCartney III — which is set for release on December 11th. McCartney spoke about the project he recorded while in lockdown on his Sussex estate with his daughter Mary, her husband, and four kids. McCartney would travel daily to his nearby studio, The Mill, and work out ideas on his own.
He revealed to Loudandquiet.com, that — like 1980's McCartney II — it wasn't until he was nearly done with the tracks that he realized they were going to be his next project. He was asked about the moment he knew this would be his new album: "Right at the end of it, I’d just been stockpiling tracks, and I thought, 'I don’t know what I’m going to do with all of this — I guess I’ll hang onto it,' and then I thought, 'Wait a minute, this is a McCartney record,' because I’d played everything and done it in the same manner as McCartney I and II. That was a little light bulb going off, and I thought, 'Well, at least that makes a point of explaining what I’ve been doing, unbeknownst to me.'"
McCartney was asked if — like 1970's McCartney album — the theme is still about "Home, Family, Love": "I think it’s similar. It’s to do with freedom and love. There’s a varied lot of feelings on it, but I didn’t set out for it to all be like, 'This is how I feel at this moment.' The old themes are there, of love and optimism. 'Seize the Day' — it’s me. That’s the truth."