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Paul McCartney Records Latin-Based Tune During New Album Sessions

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Paul McCartney has recorded a Latin-based tune for his upcoming studio album. McCartney was asked on his official website ( if he had ever thought of “exploring some of the Latin American genres like “son, rumba, salsa, merengue, tango, samba, etc.?” To which “Macca” responded, “Yeah, once or twice! You know I’ve done something along those lines. My new album actually has something which is decidedly Latin. But I don’t know if it will make the cut. You never know with these things, but I think it will and people will understand what I’m talking about when they hear it. But I love Latin rhythms and have often experimented with them, but not a definitive thing like a tango or a salsa. It’s more the general rhythms of the country that I love.”

McCartney’s still-untitled album is due out this year and is being produced by Greg Kurstin, best known for his work with Adele. The set will be the followup to McCartney’s 2013 Top Three hit, New. Back in December, McCartney’s longtime keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens told that the former Beatle had recently been busy in the studio: “I think he’s got 20 tracks underway. We’ve been recording on and off and he’s been going in and out on his own.”

By farm Paul McCartney was the most prolific of the ex-Beatles, essentially record three times as much material as he needs for every studio album. We asked McCartney why he leaves so much material on the cutting room floor: “Probably the reason it’s unreleased is that it’s not that good, y’know? We have little bits and pieces, which I might release one of these days, but generally, if it’s not released, it’s ’cause I don’t think it’s good enough.”

In celebration of the groundbreaking film’s 50th anniversary, the Beatles’ classic 1968 Yellow Submarine cartoon will hit theaters in the U.S. for one day only, next July 8th. According to the press release: “The visionary feature film designed by the great art director Heinz Edelmann can now be experienced in glorious surround sound with the groundbreaking animation presented in stunningly-remastered 4k. Looking and sounding better than ever before, join John, Paul, George and Ringo on the Technicolor adventure of a lifetime.”

The announcement went on to say: “Illustrated with mind-bending moving images, Yellow Submarine tells the story of how The Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. From ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ to ‘Nowhere Man,’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’ to ‘All You Need Is Love,’ Yellow Submarine features some of the most-loved songs from the greatest band the world has ever known. An exuberant fusion of music, film and art, Yellow Submarine is a landmark cinematic experience that is as fun and vibrant as it was in 1968.”

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