Release date: October 2013
New is the sixteenth studio album by Paul McCartney, released in the UK on October 14, 2013 through Virgin EMI Records and the next day in the US through Hear Music. It is his first album since 2007's Memory Almost Full to consist entirely of new compositions. The album was executive produced by Giles Martin (son of Beatles producer George Martin) with production by Martin, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth.
McCartney has stated that the record was inspired by memories of his pre-Beatles history, as well as recent events in his life, like his marriage to Shevell: "This is a happy period in my life, having a new woman - so you get new songs when you get a new woman." He felt that New is generally joyful, but with an undercurrent of "pain getting changed to laughter".