Paul Simon released his 15th album last Friday. ‘Seven Psalms’ is an all acoustic collection with Simon playing most of the instruments featuring vocals by his wife, Edie Brickell, and the British ensemble VOCES8.
Much like Paul McCartney with The Beatles' "Yesterday" and Keith Richards with The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," the inspiration for the album came to Paul while he was sleeping.
He said, "On January 15th, 2019, I had a dream that said you're working on a piece called 'Seven Psalms.' The dream was so strong that I got up and wrote it down. But I had no idea what that meant. Gradually, information would come. I would start to wake up two or three times a week between 3:30 and 5 in the morning and words would come. I'd write 'em down then start to put it together."
Seven Psalms is Simon's first album since In the Blue Light back in 2018. The 33-minute, seven-album is intended to be listened to as one continuous piece.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]