Music visionary Sir Paul McCartney has proved that he has no intention of taking it easy in his later years, with a September release planned for his latest solo album "Egypt Station". Despite turning 76 recently, the former Beatles vocalist and songwriter seems determined to continue in the music industry for many years to come.

Earlier this week the proud Liverpudlian celebrated his latest birthday by releasing a double A-side, with devoted fans able to enjoy a combination of tracks entitled ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’ in advance of his upcoming 17th solo album.

McCartney joins forces with producer Greg Kurstin

Always on the lookout for fruitful collaborations, McCartney has joined forces with American producer Greg Kurstin, the man who co-wrote, produced, and played most of the instruments on the smash 2015 single "Hello" that provided chart success for Adele.

Resolute in his determination to prolong his rock music career, Sir Paul is planning plenty of gigs to show case his new material, ahead of the September 7th album milestone. In an interview with BBC Radio 6 music, the legendary music icon spoke of a recent conversation on the topic of retirement with country music star Willie Nelson, a man almost nine years older than him.

No plans for retirement

‘Macca’ recounted how Nelson had quizzically replied by saying “retire from what?" which struck a chord with the British star. He added that “I love it, I enjoy it” before promising that he was “going to do some little gigs in July and then we will do some bigger productions and things after that.”

'Station' theme to the new album

He also explained some of the thought behind ‘Egypt Station’, which starts off (perhaps unsurprisingly) at the station on the opening track.

Each song that follows “is like a different station,” with the underlying theme being to base all of the tracks around that concept as a “dream location that the music emanates from.”

'Carpool Karaoke’ contribution

McCartney has also been seen with "The Late Late Show" host James Cordon this week, as the Scouser took part in a special UK version of the popular segment of his show "Carpool Karaoke." In a clearly emotional return to his Liverpool roots, ‘Macca’ accompanied Cordon as they drove past familiar Beatles’ landmarks.

In a particularly poignant moment during the interview, Cordon was brought close to tears by a story provided by his famous guest. McCartney divulged that the classic ballad “Let It Be” was inspired by a dream in which his mother had said those very words to him.