McCartney’s latest is brimming with imagination, experimentation and a palpable sense of joy. Working with co-producer Greg Kurstin, and playing most of the instruments himself, Sir Paul digs deep and finds some real gold. Here are my five favorites from a stellar addition to the Macca canon.
McCartney on acoustic guitar, his still potent falsetto tracing a gorgeous melody.
“Do It Now”
An epic ballad bathed in gorgeous harmony vocals, as McCartney sings of the sense of urgency necessary to seize the day.
“Back in Brazil”
A multi-movement take on a relationship’s ups and downs. Wonderfully weird.
A soulful rocker, built on a pun. (“She’s a rock.”)
“Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link”
“Egypt Station” ends on an incredibly ambitious note. Some gorgeous McCartney guitar playing, too.