Paul McCartney Discusses “New” Album on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Paul McCartney on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Paul McCartney on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

As his new album’s October 14 (15 in America) release date draws ever closer, Amagansett resident Paul McCartney is staying loyal to his fellow Hamptonites.

Last night, Monday October 7, the legendary former member of The Beatles and Wings appeared on Sagaponack comedian Jimmy Fallon‘s Late Night on NBC and played two songs from his upcoming album New, as well as a Beatles tune.

First McCartney played the album’s title track on piano, followed by “Save Us” on guitar and then he returned to the piano for a rendition of “Lady Madonna” by the group that made him an international icon. Fallon and McCartney also put together a funny skit where they bump into each other backstage and switch accents (see the video below).

During the actual interview, the two discussed songwriting, McCartney’s live show and social media trends, such as the selfie and photo-bomb—both of which the rock legend said he invented.

Dan Flavin-inspired cover art from Paul McCartney's "New" album
Dan Flavin-inspired cover art from Paul McCartney’s “New” album

In closing, Fallon expressed his love of McCartney’s New album cover, featuring an abstract version of the word “NEW” in florescent bulbs, inspired by late and world-famous Hamptons artist Dan Flavin. The design was suggested by Alasdhair Willis, the husband of McCartney’s fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney, and approved by Flavin’s estate, which has a permanent museum space, the Dan Flavin Art Institute, on Corwith Avenue in Bridgehampton.

New is McCartney’s first album of all new material since 2007. It’s already getting rave reviews.

He is also appearing on fellow Hampton resident Howard Stern‘s show today and “Six Days with Paul McCartney” begins today on Mötley Crüe guitarist Nikki Sixx‘x Sixx Sense radio show.

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