Was Paul Simon trying to recover deeper folk truths? What might he have been looking for?
How far back can you go to get green?:
Deep, Southern Blues were reflected back through mixtures of rock and some English folk:
I imagine somewhere up on a Tennessee mountain, a girl singing a sad, sad song:
These are great vocals and harmonies and very good songwriting. It’s country-folk with a bit of distance and strangeness; as though its been washed-through some pop and the indie L.A. scene, but also, apparently, through Sweden.
The Swedes seem to bring a forlorn, northern folk-depth to the table.
Hey, this reciprocity works for me:
A quintessential pop-song. There’s actually a lot of depth and arrangment here: