In a recent Q&A on his official website, Sir Paul McCartney was asked what he would like to achieve in 2018, to which he answered, "I'll probably put out a new album."
Fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2013's New, which was a commercial and critical success and was produced with Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer Sir George Martin. New reached the #3 spot on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200.
Adding to the news about a new album, McCartney says, "So, I'd like that to be something I really love and then hopefully the fans will love it too! We're putting the finishing touches to it now and at the beginning of next year . So, I would like to achieve making that a really great album. Fingers crossed!"
The as-of-yet unnamed new record will be McCartney's 17th solo record. Before New, he released a covers album Kisses on the Bottom in 2013 and Memory Almost Full in 2007.
In related news, The Beatles had the top 2 selling vinyl record albums of 2017 as record sales increased for the 12th straight year.
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