The co-lead vocalist and bassist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney has saddened his dedicated fans with the announcement that he postponed the release date of his long-awaited 18th solo album, ‘McCartney III,’ due to some unforeseeable production delays.

As you might know, The Beatles legend, Paul McCartney, has been hyping his forthcoming album up through social media channels for a while now. Named ‘McCartney III,’ the album was expected to be available all around the world on December 11, 2020. Yet, the latest statement of the bassist on Twitter has indicated that, unfortunately, the album won’t be ready that soon.

McCartney has most recently said that the release date of his ‘all-new,’ ‘all-Paul’ album moved back one week to December 18, 2020. The musician has thanked all of his fans, who look forward to ‘McCartney III,’ for their patience, support, and excitement.

‘McCartney III,’ which will be released by Capitol Records, serves as a continuation to Paul’s first two solo albums, ‘McCartney’ (1970) and ‘McCartney II’ (1980). Like those albums, ‘McCartney III’ features McCartney on all instruments.

The album was recorded in early 2020 in Sussex, England at Paul’s home while in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The album’s cover art and typography were designed by artist Ed Ruscha, an acquaintance of the McCartney family.

Here’s what was said in the latest tweet of Paul McCartney:

Unforeseeable production delays have forced the release date of Paul’s all-new all-Paul album ‘McCartney III’ to be moved back one week to December 18, 2020.

Thank you to everyone for your patience, support and excitement for the album. We can’t wait for you to hear it! – MPL”

You can see the tweet and the official trailer of the aforementioned album below.