Paul Simon is an extraordinary artist who never rests.
His new project, coming May 19th, is a 33 minute piece of music called Seven Psalms, in which he addresses his own mortality and religion. He says it all came to him in a dream that woke him up and he wrote it all down.
On the album he sings for the first time with wife Edie Brickell. (There are bits of the singing together, floating around the internet, but I believe this is their first official recorded collaboration.) Wynton Marsalis is also involved. There’s a lot of choral music, as well.
Also, the video below comes from a documentary Simon is making with Alex Gibney.