The legendary Paul Simon (81) said in an interview with NME that he still can’t tour again due to his hearing loss, the musician said that he tried to rehearse with his band to see if he could do it but it’s not possible yet. The musician made his farewell tour in 2018 but said that he could still do a few concerts over the years and he performed last year at the Newport Folk Festival.
He also revealed that he is currently working on new music and have three songs “in motion” already.
Paul Simon says he still can’t tour due to hearing loss
“I have three songs in motion. One of them is finished. It feels like a half-step beyond what ‘Seven Psalms’ is, evolving into something else. And that’s literally a lifesaver because I haven’t figured out how to perform with the hearing loss.
“I’ve tried to rehearse with the guys in my touring band, to see if I could manage it. I can’t so far. This is at least an outlet for thinking musically,” Paul Simon said.
The musician also said that it feels unsettling and also a relief that he was able to make his farewell tour. But he also revealed that he still loves to make music, his voice is good and his band tight to play.
He released his fifteenth solo studio album “Seven Psalms” last May and that record is conceived as a seven-part piece to be listened in its entirety.
Simon is one of the best-selling artists of all time and have sold million of records from his solo career and also from his work with Art Garfunkel as Simon & Garfunkel.
He is one of the few musicians who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a part of a band and as a solo act.