Paul Simon Gets Back to Basics On New Disc – Rolling Stone

When Paul Simon began writing songs for his upcoming album “So Beautiful or So What” — in stores April 12th — he decided it was time to return to the basics. “I didn’t want to begin the process of making an album with a rhythmic premise — which is how I’ve been making albums ever since ‘Graceland,'” he said in an interview. “I’m going to do the same thing that I’ve been trying to avoid for twenty some years, which is to sit in a room with guitars and write songs.” You can see more of Paul’s interview in an exclusive video below from RollingStone.com.