Paul McCartney hints at the release of McCartney III

It’ll complete a trilogy first started in 1970.

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney has begun teasing the impending announcement of McCartney III, a new full-length solo record from the ex-Beatle. The album will complete a trilogy of self-titled records that he started recording before The Beatles split up.

The first, simply titled McCartney, was released in 1970. It was followed a decade later with 1980’s McCartney II. Both of these albums were recorded at home and featured additional vocals from his late wife Linda.

Fans have now started to receive hints that a third release is on the way, thanks to a number of ‘three’-themed teases. A series of surprise animations began to appear on Spotify when users play songs from McCartney and McCartney II on the service’s mobile app, an animation of a die thrown onto the images of the album covers, with three dots facing upwards plays.

The singer’s social media accounts have now begun teasing the release too, sharing a series of images which were accompanied by three die emojis.

Speaking to GQ earlier this year, McCartney confirmed that he had been recording during lockdown: “I’ve been able to write and get into music, starting songs, finishing songs,” he said. “I’ve had a few little things to write and it’s given me the time to finish some songs that I hadn’t found the time to get around to.”

If the reports of McCartney III are true, the album will be the follow-up to 2018’s Egypt Station, McCartney’s 17th post-Beatles release.

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