As fans continue to mourn the loss of Jimmy Buffett, the “Margaritaville” singer is leaving one last gift in the form of a new album. Buffet, who was signed to Sun Records before his death on Sept. 1, will have his final album, Equal Strain on All Parts, released later this year on Nov. 3.
A press release for the album reveals that Equal Strain on All Parts was recorded this year and was co-produced by Coral Reefers, Michael Utley and Mac McAnally. The album contains a total of 14 tracks and includes features from Emmylou Harris, Lennie Gallant, Angelique Kidjo, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Paul McCartney — the latter of whom remarked on two of the album’s tracks, “Bubbles Up” and “My Gummie Just Kicked In” (both released on Friday, Sept. 8) in his Sept. 2 tribute message to Buffett.
“I was very happy to have played on one of his latest songs called ‘My [Gummie] Just Kicked In’. We had a real fun session and he played me some of his new songs. One, in particular, I loved was the song, ‘Bubbles Up’. And I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I’ve heard him sing ever,” McCartney shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. “He turned a diving phrase that is used to train people underwater into a metaphor for life when you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles – they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.”
A third single from Equal Strain on All Parts, “Like My Dog,” was also released Friday.
The album news comes after the “Margaritaville” singer’s daughter, Sarah “Delaney” Buffett, took to Instagram with a touching tribute message to her father on Wednesday, in which she wrote to him, “I will love you forever, and I will always keep the party going (responsibly, of course).”
Buffett’s death, a result of skin cancer, was revealed via his official website and social media accounts. “Jimmy passed away on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” read the statement. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
Listen to “Bubbles Up,” “My Gummie Just Kicked In” and “Like My Dog” below.