Paul Simon: Wristband

In his new song “Wristband,” Paul Simon tells the story of a musician who gets locked out of his own show because he doesn’t have the necessary entry bracelet, with brisk, nimble flamenco-inspired percussion. It’s incredible to realize that Simon is 74; his voice remains smooth, relaxed and timeless. Co-produced with his longtime engineer 81-year-old Roy Halee, Stranger to Stranger—Simon’s 13th solo album—releases 3 June 2016 and will feature recordings of Harry Partch’s custom-made 20th century music instruments like the Cloud-Chamber Bowls and the Chromelodeon as well as other recent influences.