Paul Simon has revealed the name and release date of his new album due in the Spring of 2011. So Beautiful Or So What reunites Simon with producer Phil Ramone.
The first single is "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" and it surely is not your standard holiday fare. It's a catchy pop melody mashed up with African rhythm and a sampled 1941 track from Rev. J.M. Gates, preacher and gospel artist. The lyrics are typically thought provoking. To our ears, the song is already one of our favorites of 2010.
Through 27 November, you can download "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" for free by going to paulsimon.com. Just provide an email address and you'll receive a link directing you to the tune. Or sample it right here (via The Telegraph).