Elvis Costello Celebrated an Uncertain Independence Day by Covering Paul Simon’s “American Tune

Slate: Sam Adams: July 5th 2016.

Elvis Costello’s Imposter alias has lain dormant since the dark days of Thatcherism, when he released the policitally charged singles “Pills and Soap” and “Peace in Our Time” under the musical nom de guerre. But he revived on the Fourth of July, after some advance teasing on social media, with a cover of Paul Simon’s “American Tune.”

21st Century Lupe-O-Tone. From July 4th, "American Tune" by The Imposter. Available from your digital vendor. — Elvis Costello

 

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