Paul McCartney Exclusive Stream Entire Fireman Album
Hear The Entire Album, Featuring McCartney And Youth As The Fireman
McCartney and Youth followed their debut five years later with Rushes, another instrumental album the two described as “ambient dreams in rainbow arches.” But The Fireman fell silent for the next decade, as the two returned to their own projects.
Last year, McCartney and Youth returned to work as The Fireman for their third release together, Electric Arguments. Unlike the previous albums, The Fireman’s new studio disc features vocals. McCartney entered the studio, without any material, and recorded 13 songs in 13 days. He played all the instruments, with Youth at the helm as producer. The Fireman offered the first single from the album, “Lifelong Passion,” as a download from the band’s Website for anyone making a donation to the Adopt-A-Minefield charity.
Electric Arguments is sometimes bluesy and gritty, with McCartney howling against fuzzy guitars (“Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight”), sometimes delicate and beautiful (“Two Magpies”) and sometimes lush and elegant (“Sing the Changes”). At times, the album veers off into entirely experimental directions, like the mash of ambient noises and sound effects on “Universal Here, Everlasting Now.”
Electric Arguments will be released on November 25 on ATO Records. In the meantime, the label and The Fireman are offering this free, exclusive preview of the entire album, as a stream. Listen To Electric Arguments here.