Paul McCartney is releasing a collection of cover songs by famous faces reimagining his 2020 album

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New Paul McCartney album McCartney III Imagined will feature Anderson .Paak, Phoebe Bridgers, Josh Homme, Khruangbin, and more.

Paul McCartney’s been keeping busy in lockdown – or as he calls it, “Rockdown”. As well as releasing his third solo album, writing an autobiography, and filming a six-part documentary series exploring the history of the Beatles, McCartney has now announced a new album of covers.

The surprise album McCartney III Imagined features artists such as Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, and Phoebe Bridgers covering or remixing songs from the aforementioned solo album McCartney III, which was released in December 2020.

Described as “a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation”, McCartney III Imagined boasts an all-star cast of musicians putting their own spin on McCartney’s songs.  A new single, “The Kiss of Venus” by Dominic Fike, has already been released giving a flavour of what’s to come.

The full tracklisting for McCartney II Imagined is as follows:

  1. Find My Way (feat. Beck)
  2. The Kiss of Venus (Dominic Fike)
  3. Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin)
  4. Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix)
  5. Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)
  6. Seize The Day (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
  7. Slidin’ (EOB Remix)
  8. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn) 
  9. Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme)
  10. When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix)
  11. Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix)
  12. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix) – Physical release exclusive track

McCartney III Imagined is due out on April 16th and available to pre-order here.

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