Paul Simon released his latest album “So beautiful, so what” Tuesday, and at 70, the music man shows no sign of getting old.
The Post’s Joe Heim writes:
There is much else that feels prayerful on this album. A spiritual quest, perhaps spurred by thoughts of mortality, is evident in such songs as “Love & Blessings” and “Love and Hard Times.” On “Getting Ready for Christmas Day,” a pure expression of spiritual preparation, Simon alternates his verses with a recording of a rousing sermon from 1941 by the Rev. J.M. Gates and sets it to a swooshing electronic beat. The result is both old-timey and futuristic, and the sweep of the message seeps in. In a more mischievous fashion, Simon imagines his eternal reward on “The Afterlife,” a song that finds him in heaven’s waiting room, filling out forms and checking out the “girl over there with the sunshiny hair like a homecoming queen.”
Here’s the musician still fantastic after all these years: