Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Listen! Paul McCartney Has Dropped Two New Surprise Tracks, “Home Tonight” and “In a Hurry,” A Sequel to “She’s Leaving Home” and “Another Day”


Paul McCartney has dropped two new surprise tracks, “Home Tonight” and “In a Hurry.” Paul, 77, is supposed to be writing a Broadway musical, has been touring, had a long new album out last year. But he never stops. And we’re lucky for that. And guess what? They’re really good, of course. He must dream melodies. Or as McCartney said to Stephen Colbert recently, “Maybe I am a genius.”

Both songs are from the “Egypt Station” sessions and produced by Greg Kurstin, the busiest producer right now and most successful. They should have been on album, frankly. “In a Hurry” is sort of a mini masterpiece, and sounds like a sequel to “She’s Leaving Home” and “Another Day.” Listen to all three together. The other piece of that song chain might be “Daytime Nighttime Suffering.”

“Home Tonight” is a concise, perfect little pop rocker, better than a lot of “Egypt Station” and a perfect single if we still had those. I’m sure the Sirius Beatles channel will be playing these, and I’d love to hear them in New York on Q104.3.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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