Paul McCartney’s new orchestral album, Ocean’s Kingdom
, is now available for pre-order. Commissioned by the New York City Ballet, the album marks Sir Paul’s first foray into the world of dance. The hour-long score is includes four movements – “Ocean’s Kingdom,” “Hall of Dance,” “Imprisonment” and “Moonrise” – that comprise the backdrop for a love story that takes place in an underwater world peopled by inhabitants who are threatened by land-based humans. McCartney says he was driven by his heart and was inspired by “feeling,” as opposed to specific technical knowledge, as he approached the project.