Paul Simon Re-imagined by Nico Segal on ‘Stranger’

By Amanda Wicks

Even though it’s only been a few months since Paul Simon released his most recent album Stranger to Stranger, he’s already back with new music. Kind of. The Social Experiment’s Nico Segal shared the shimmering track “Stranger,” which combines and remixes Simon’s songs “The Werewolf” and “The Clock” from Stranger to Stranger.

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The new production feels closer to a Chance the Rapper track, and that could be because he’s collaborated with The Social Experiment in the past. Segal teams up with fellow Social Experiment player Nate Fox to round out that interpretation.

“Stranger”  does away with the bouncy rhythm and percussive effects of “The Werewolf” and instead builds out a melodic, wending, instrumental focus. Thanks to Segal’s instrumentation, the trumpet on “Stranger” sounds closer to an echo and lends the remix a beautiful if haunting quality.

Listen to “Stranger” below.

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