SIR Paul McCartney has put an end to speculation about his new album title confirming it will be called Kisses On The Bottom – but pointed out it is not as cheeky as it sounds.
The mainly cover versions album is named after a line from the Fats Waller song, ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’, which is the opening track.
Sir Paul announced the title of the album – which is his first non-classical work for more than four-and-a-half years – to fans through his website.
There had been some speculation that he would name the release My Valentine, the title of one of the two original songs on the 14-track album, which will come out on February 6.
I’m Gonna Sit Right includes the lines: “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.”
Sir Paul has recorded a collection of standards, many of which he recalled from his childhood, including some that he remembered his dad playing on the piano.
They include The Inch Worm, It’s Only A Paper Moon and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, as well as Bye Bye Blackbird.
Sir Paul recorded the album – a project he thought up 20 years ago – throughout last year at studios in Los Angeles, New York and London.