James McCartney prepares debut

A singer with a familiar name James McCartney has confirmed details of debut EP.

Everyone struggles to live up their parent's legacy. However spare a thought for The Beatles offspring, who face the mountainous task of outdoing one of the most iconic groups in pop history.

Of the band's children, only Zak Starkey has enjoyed lasting success with stints in The Who and of course Oasis. A capable session drummer, Starkey has played on more successful records than any other Beatles child.

Now Paul McCartney's son James has decided to release his debut EP. Working on new material last year, James McCartney took his time in writing, recording and collecting the tracks.

Produced by his father, the pair used studios in the United States as well as Abbey Road. A friendly collaboration, James McCartney has decided to cover 'Old Man' - Neil Young's lament for passing youth.

An odd choice, the lyrics 'Old man take a look at my life / I'm a lot like you were' perhaps make more sense given the relationship between artist and producer. Alongside the cover, James McCartney has completed four new tracks.

'Angel', 'Glisten', 'My Friend' and 'Denial' were constructed during sessions last year. Set to be released on September 21st, the EP will be titled 'Available Light' and comes before a full album by the young songwriter.

Of course, James McCartney is a member of a musical dynasty. Uncle Mike McGear - real name McCartney - scored a number one hit in his own right as a member of comedy group The Scaffold.

Meanwhile, Paul McCartney recently received an honour from Barack Obama before playing a quick set in The White House. Show off!

James McCartney is set to release 'Available Light' on September 21st. Tracklisting:

'My Friend'
'Old Man'

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