New from Paul McCartney: "Ever Present Past"
I'm gonna warn you before you even listen to the new Paul McCartney (from his upcoming first album on the Starbucks label, as previously mentioned): It will totally and completely stick in your head.
You'll think as you listen, "Huh, self. That's catchy. Kinda synthy, kinda Wings-y, a little Devo. Plus, it's PAUL, and you get That Voice, so -- not bad." Then like an hour later you'll be doing something completely different and all of a sudden you'll want to bust out with Paul's double-negative lyrics about "I got too much on my plate, don't have no time to be a decent lover..."
Audio quality fair here, I think it's a rip of a rip.
Ever Present Past - Paul McCartney
The album Memory Almost Full is out June 5th, and will be the follow-up album to 2005's well-crafted Chaos and Creation In The Backyard, and then the classical album in 2006 that you didn't buy. It will be released first through Starbucks in the US, with distribution through Universal.
I'm still ambivalent on the Starbucks thing, and that makes me feel like an elitist but I can't help it. I heard one of Mason Jennings' best songs in Starbucks the other day while getting my toasty beverage (apparently we still need hot drinks this time of the year here, what with the spring snow shower nonsense) and I stood there vacillating between elated (because Southern Cross is a great song) and truthfully a little . . . defiant.
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