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He’ll be at ACL Fest this fall, but Paul McCartney has two new songs out now

Peter Blackstock


What exactly is a double A-side single? Presumably Paul McCartney thinks highly enough of the two new songs he released Wednesday that he didn’t consider either of them a B-side, so that’s how “I Don’t Know” and “Come on to Me” are being marketed.

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McCartney, who turned 76 on Tuesday, is the biggest name on the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup at Zilker Park in October. Part of his agenda for this fall is “Egypt Station,” his first new album in five years. Today’s double-shot offers a sneak-preview of that album.

In addition to lyrics videos for both on YouTube (see “I Don’t Know” above and “Come on to Me” below), the tracks are available for digital purchase and streaming via sites such as Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

Our take, after an initial listen to both songs? Feels more like a double B-side single. We’ll hold out hope for the full album, though. As for actual vinyl you could flip: We checked to see if Austin store Waterloo Records had physical copies, but none are currently available. Plans for a 7-inch may be in the works, however, according to a Universal Music rep.

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