Paul Simon’s new God-haunted album
“For someone who is not a religious person, God comes up a lot in my songs.” – Paul Simon
The singer/songwriter – who began with partner Art Garfunkel in the late 60s as a folk duo – has a new album that is haunted by the idea (if not the person) of the Almighty.
Getting Ready for Christmas Day is based on a 1940s sermon by Rev. G. M. Gates
The Afterlife, Love and Hard Times, Questions for Angels
Simon says in the promo video for the LP: “There seems to be a theme in the album – not intentional…I noticed that after the first 5 or 6 songs, that God seemed to be in 4 or 5 of them.”
You can stream the entire album from NPR First Listen for a limited time.