Paul Simon is working on a new studio album, and the reason it's public knowledge is due to New York cabaret singer Barbara Fasano.
Fasano wrote on Facebook that she was working at New York’s Reservoir Studios and was about to record a take on Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends" when she discovered that Simon was working on an album in the studio next door. She writes, "I introduced myself and said I was sorry to interrupt, but we were actually about to record his song. His face lit up and he was on his feet, walking into our studio. Everyone got introduced and [he] pulled out his guitar and coached us on voicings and instrumentation. In a crazy surreal moment, he began to play ‘Old Friends’ on the same guitar he’s been playing on his solo records for 50 years, while I sang along."
Spin confirmed Simon’s new album has the tentative title The Seven Psalms, which apparently came to him in a dream. There's no release date yet for the project. This would be the 80-year-old Simon's first first album of new material since 2016’s Stranger to Stranger.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]