Paul MCCARTNEY announced this Friday the release of ‘McCartney III Imagined’, the ‘reimagined’ version of his latest album, where he will collaborate with artists such as St. Vincent, Beck, or Josh Homme, and which will go on sale next April.
This has been revealed by the singer through a statement on his website, in which he explains that this album presents “a variety of friends, fans and new acquaintances“They reinvent their favorite ‘McCartney III’ tracks with their own styles. As a result, a ‘kaleidoscopic reinterpretation’ that inherits the essence of its predecessor, which was critically acclaimed last year for being ‘an inspiration to all of us’, plus of “cheerful” and “resilient”.
The first aperitif of this collaborative album ‘McCartney III Imagined’ has seen the light this Friday, a version of ‘The Kiss of Venus’ (The kiss of Venus), performed with the singer, songwriter and rapper Dominic Fike, who transforms the original acoustic ballad into retro-futuristic R&B.
The rest of the ‘reimagines’, by artists such as St. Vincent, Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, Blood Orange, 3D of the Massive Attack, or Josh Homme, of the Queen of the Stone Age, among others, will be able to be discovered on the day from his launch, scheduled for April 16.
Originally released in December 2020, McCartney III was the third in a trilogy of homemade albums, and written “in various states of isolation”, which began in 1970 with ‘McCartney’, the solo debut of the former the Beatles, which even half a century later continues to extend its artistic legacy.