No surprise that Paul McCartney is very proud of the fact that his new album, Egypt Station, debuted at number-one on the Billboard album chart.
In an interview with the magazine he says, “You know, it feels really great. 'Cause you can't get much higher than number-one, you know? We put a lot of really hard work into it. Me and all the guys on the team… We really wanted to make something that was worthwhile, you know, that we could be proud of. So it's just great that it's actually got the results.”
Unlike his last number-one album, 1982’s Tug of War, he accomplished this with minimal exposure on radio. His promotion for the album included podcasts, TV appearances, and surprise shows in London, Liverpool and New York.
“I don't wanna really look like we're kinda selling our souls to promote this. We want to do it in such a way that we actually enjoy it ourselves… That's what we tried to do, with all the things…”
Paul is on the road now and doing three songs off the album, but he may add more.
“We didn't have that long to rehearse… So it's a question of learning them… We've got another one that we've nearly got. So they're gradually coming onboard. And then we may be able to change them up in that case.