Paul McCartney is back! Find out what his new album, Kisses on the Bottom, is all about.
Paul McCartney is feeling a bit randy these days, likely thanks to his newfound happiness with wife Nancy Shevell. The happiness is spilling over into his professional life, too — the legendary Beatles singer and guitarist just revealed the title and cover of his new album: Kisses On the Bottom.
The new album — out Feb. 7 — features McCartney’s homage to his personal favorite songs, along with two newly written songs. One of those tracks, “My Valentine,” is an ode to his new love and features Eric Clapton on guitar.
“Scores of fans then streamed the new original track ‘My Valentine,’ many assuming it would be the new record’s title track. While a few Twitter hints have been dropped and rumors have run rampant, Paul puts an end to speculation today, confirming that the album will indeed be titled Kisses On The Bottom,” his label said of the upcoming release, recorded throughout 2011 in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Don’t get it twisted, though: McCartney‘s ode to bottom kisses isn’t some sordid look inside his bedroom.
“Paul has apparently had some fun with his choice of album title — while causing some confusion amongst those who have historically subjected his every move to microscopic scrutiny (with many fixating on an anatomical interpretation!),” the label continued. “The phrase ‘Kisses On the Bottom,’ however, actually comes from the album’s opener ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.’ Originally made a big hit by Fats Waller in 1935, the song opens with the lines ‘I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you. I’m gonna write words oh so sweet. They’re gonna knock me off of my feet. A lot of kisses on the bottom, I’ll be glad I got ’em.'”
A deluxe album — available Feb. 14 — will include two bonus tracks, expanded liner notes and packaging featuring three postcards.