Paul McCartney is giving away a pair of free songs from his upcoming live CD/DVD set, Good Evening from New York City. "Let Me Roll It" is a high quality (320 kbps) MP3, and "Highway" is a .m4v video file. I've never posted about a free video giveaway here before, but if Music Musings can do it, then so can I! In this case, though, the audio and video files actually come in a single zip file, so there's really no way to get one without the other.
I must say, it's very cool to see more and more artists embracing the idea of giving away a track or two in order to promote releases. A release like this would normally go pretty much unnoticed by me, as despite being a pretty big Beatles fan, I am not very familiar with the post-Beatles output of any of the members. But I find free music awfully hard to resist, and now Sir Paul has a potential sale while I browse the album's site and wait for my download to complete. Even if I don't end up buying the album, at least Paul McCartney's music has made it onto my computer, and who knows, maybe I will end up checking out some more of his music as a result of this.
I don't think I have ever knowingly heard "Let Me Roll It" before, but it has quite a familiar sound to it, so it's likely that I have heard it at some point and just didn't take note of it; in any case, it's a very cool song with a great bluesy feel. "Highway" sounds less familiar, but my 2-year-old son and I really enjoyed watching the video together - it's a very upbeat and catchy song.
The 39.4 MB zip file is available from the Good Evening from New York City website in a little widget near the bottom of the page that says GET A FREE VIDEO + MP3. An email address is required; the download link will be sent to the address you entered. Happy listening!