My god, it’s been a minute since Black Simon & Garfunkel surfaced from their permanent West Village coffee shop residency. But last night, with a little help from the real-life Art Garfunkel, the duo returned to split their hallmark two-part arrangements with a third, delivering what can only be described as the best-ever acoustic take of The Weeknd‘s chart-destroying hit “I Can’t Feel My Face” on The Tonight Show. As is typically the case, Simon (Captain Kirk) and Black Garfunkel (?uesto) beautifully duet, fitting a disco-inflected heater to the tune of simple chord strums and delicate harmonies, but with the OG Garfunkel in the line-up, the vocals get just a bit fuller with a folk legend’s stamp of approval. The outing marks a brilliant return from the duo, who haven’t graced the late night stage since June, when they resurged with an equally delicate rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” You can jump back to catch that performance, just be sure you get a taste of that new ish down below. Grab a rye bourbon, put your feet up and get swept away in the moody melodies of Black Simon & Garfunkel.
Voodoo & Old Donuts.