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Paul McCartney, 78, opts for a laid back look in a navy coat and black jeans as he touches down in JFK airport in NYC

By Sean O'grady For Mailonline

Published: 16:05 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 1 December 2020

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He is gearing up for the release of his 18th solo album McCartney III later this month. 

And Paul McCartney opted for a laid back look as he touched down in JFK airport in New York City on Monday.

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The legendary singer, 78, donned a black bomber jacket which he wore under a navy coat as he departed the plane.

Casual: Paul McCartney opted for a laid back look as he touched down in JFK airport in New York City on Monday

Casual: Paul McCartney opted for a laid back look as he touched down in JFK airport in New York City on Monday

The former Beatles member also wore a pair of black slim-fitting jeans and matching shoes with a dark cap.

Putting safety first, Paul sported a face mask for his flight and as he strolled through the airport.

Paul's new album is set to be released on December 18 and serves as a continuation of his first two solo albums McCartney, from 1970, and McCartney II from 1980. 

It comes after Paul admitted he still turns to former bandmate John Lennon for advice when writing new songs, 40 years after he was shot and killed outside his New York apartment. 

Outfit: The legendary singer, 78, donned a black bomber jacket, matching jeans and a navy coat as he departed the plane

Outfit: The legendary singer, 78, donned a black bomber jacket, matching jeans and a navy coat as he departed the plane

The star described his late friend and Beatles co-founder as 'the best collaborator in the world' and said the anniversary of what would have been his 80th birthday was 'happy sad'.

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