After a ten-year hiatus, Paul McCartney's dance project The Fireman have announced a new LP: Electric Arguments. The album marks the beat-making duo's first release since 1998's Rushes, and promises to be a much more rockier affair than previous ambient efforts.
Each of the LP's 13 tracks were recorded separately, one day at a time, over the course of a year. This was thanks in part to the lack of "record company restraint", which provided "complete artistic and creative freedom." Nice.
We had the first taste of the album back in June when McCartney gave away the track, Lifelong Passion, at a 'virtual dinner party' to raise money for charity. It was the first Fireman material to include vocals, something we're promised much more of on Electric Arguments.
The Fireman's only other member - Killing Joke bassist and The Verve's Urban Hymns producer Youth - is also back on board. The album drops on 17 November.
Electric Arguments tracklisting
1. Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight
2. Two Magpies
3. Sing The Changes
4. Travelling Light
6. Light From Your Lighthouse
7. Sun Is Shining
8. Dance 'Til We're High
9. Lifelong Passion
10. Is This Love?
11. Lovers In A Dream
12. Universal Here, Everlasting Now
13. Don't Stop Running
UPDATE: The album's opener Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight was previewed last night on BBC Radio One. The promised rockier sound is certainly at the forefront and is reminiscent of 'The White Album'. It definitely can't be classed as 'dance' music, either: try heavy blues. A quick straw poll around the MusicRadar office suggests this could be the best McCartney material for 20 years...