The record, which has yet to receive an official title, will be released February 7 and will be produced by noted jazz producer Tommy Lipuma. McCartney, interviewed on French radio, said:
“This will sound like the years between 1920-1940, the time when my father was 20. These are songs I heard. My family, my uncles, everybody sang. And there will be pieces I wrote, but in this style.
“I worked with Diana Krall, and great jazz musicians like John Clayton. This is an album very tender, very intimate. This is an album you listen to at home after work, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.”
In addition to Krall and Lipuma, the album also features contributions from Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton. The collection is a unique one to McCartney’s catalog, as this is the first release of his career on which he only recorded vocals. Krall’s backing band will provide all the instrumentation, according to Paul’s site.
Here’s My Valentine from the album:
You can expect it to be showing up at Starbucks, since Hear Music has got their fingers in it.