I have no idea why this song is called “Paul Simon.” It’s not by Paul Simon. it’s not about Paul Simon. Paul Simon is not mentioned in the liner notes. Yet here it is, a song called “Paul Simon.” What, no love for the Garfunkel?
This track sounds like it belongs in a movie during some montage scene featuring lots of driving around and walking towards the camera in a deliberately cool way. The first couple times I heard it I kept wondering if I had heard it in a movie somewhere, but no. That blast of trumpets at the beginning is just screaming to be sampled in another song. It gets a bit repetitive towards the end, but it keeps me moving and that’s really the point.
The Russian Futurists is actually just one songwriter, singer, producer, guy, named Matthew Adam Hart. Multi-talented or just a control freak? Perhaps both? Who’s to know? He makes good music though, so I will forgive him for making me look like a lazy underachiever for not having written a book, edited it, and set up a print house to publish it by now.