Published Apr 28, 2016Paul Simon recently unveiled plans for a new record titled Stranger to Stranger and shared the story of a musician being denied stage access to his own show on lead single "Wristband." Now, he's ready to reveal another track from the upcoming album called "Cool Papa Bell."
The tune serves as the 11-track LP's penultimate track, and hears bubbly guitars blending with eclectic snap-along percussion, brass and Simon's unmistakable croon — which sounds as saccharinely sweet as ever, even when the song's title character is getting called a "motherfucker."
Stranger to Stranger will arrive on June 3 through Concord, though Simon will be out supporting the new material prior to that. Find full details of his upcoming North American tour here, and listen to "Cool Papa Bell" in the player below.