Paul Simon Struggles To Play Live Because Of Hearing Loss
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Paul Simon recently admits that he’s been experimenting with ways to perform with his band again following his statement that he already lost most of his hearing in his left ear.
In 2018, Simon retired from touring with his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour, but has occasionally performed some shows here and there. He confessed the hearing issue continued and would likely end up with him ruling out any concerts or live performances. In a previous interview, Simon explained:
“Nobody has an explanation for it.
“So everything became more difficult. My reaction to that was frustration and annoyance; not quite anger yet, because I thought it would pass, it would repair itself.”
Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter recently said that he’s currently working on new music describing it as “literally a lifesaver,” and added:
“Because I haven’t figured out how to perform with the hearing loss.
“This is at least an outlet for thinking musically.”
Simon recently released his fifteenth solo album, Seven Psalms. On that album, Simon talks about faith, spirituality, and mortality through his songs. He said about the new record:
“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.”
Talking about his relationship with music, he stated:
“I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians.
“I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in their music that touched their hearts.”