New is an album by Paul McCartney, released on 14 October 2013 in the United Kingdom and in the United States on 15 October 2013. It is his sixteenth studio album and his first since 2007’s Memory Almost Full to consist entirely of new compositions. The album was executive produced by Giles Martin with production by Martin, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth. McCartney has stated that the record was inspired by recent events in his life as well as memories of his pre-Beatles history. He added that some of the arrangements are unlike his usual rock recordings, and that he specifically sought out younger producers to record the album. He and his stage band performed in various venues to promote the record, along with promotional events held through social media.