Paul McCartney completed a trilogy last year, releasing McCartney III. He finished the journey he’d started 50 years prior with his first effort McCartney. Now, the former Beatle has shared a brand new version of that album, titled McCartney III Imagined, complete with re-workings of songs from incredible stars like St Vincent, Damon Albarn, Phoebe Bridgers, and Josh Homme.
The record will arrive on April 16th, complete with some sensational performers attached with the first release form the record arriving today. It’s Dominic Fike’s transcendental cover of ‘The Kiss of Venus’.
Damon Albarn will take on the song ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’ with a brand new remix, while St. Vincent will add her own colour to the brilliant ‘Women and Wives’. Add to that Josh Homme’s version of ‘Lavatory Lil’ and Phoebe Bridgers’ vision of ‘Seize The Day’, and you have quite the line-up.
The album had been hinted at the day before as McCartney shared a video that saw multi-coloured dice being cast into different positions and revealing the names of the artists who are now appearing on McCartney III Imagined.
It’s an impressive list of guest stars but one that speaks highly of the original creator. Few artists with Macca’s esteem would let other singers on their tracks, but McCartney has always pushed himself and those around him creatively.
Below, listen to the first release of McCartney III Imagined, Dominic Fike’s ‘The Kiss of Venus’.
McCartney III Imagined tracklisting:
- ‘Find My Way’ (feat. Beck)
- ‘The Kiss of Venus’ (Dominic Fike)
- ‘Pretty Boys’ (feat. Khruangbin)
- ‘Women And Wives’ (St. Vincent Remix)
- ‘Deep Down’ (Blood Orange Remix)
- ‘Seize The Day’ (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
- ‘Slidin’’ (EOB Remix)
- ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’ (Damon Albarn Remix)
- ‘Lavatory Lil’ (Josh Homme)
- ‘When Winter Comes’ (Anderson .Paak Remix)
- ‘Deep Deep Feeling’ (3D RDN Remix)
- ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’ (Idris Elba Remix)