Out today (December 18th), is Paul McCartney's long-awaited McCartney III album. The collection, which was primarily recorded during the pandemic — or “Rockdown” — as the former-Beatle calls it, rounds out his self-written, performed, engineered, and produced trilogy, following 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II.
According to the press release for McCartney III:
Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II.