Earlier this week, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell found themselves in the news thanks to a disorderly conduct charge brought against the couple, married nearly 22 years, after police in Connecticut went to their home on a domestic disturbance call on Saturday night.
They’re back in the news today, this time for releasing a duet called “Like to Get To Know You.”
Brickell has been working on a project on her website called “Song of the Day,” wherein she has been writing and recording new tracks in a single day. “Like To Get To Know You,” the 13th entry in the series, finds the couple dealing with some couple-type difficulties and then deciding, “I wouldn’t trade places with anyone/ Because I’d like to get to know you again.”
It’s unclear if we should read into this based on the still-muddy nature of their argument over the weekend, but it does sound like they’ve ironed out some of their differences. It carries the same down-home sweetness of Brickell’s work with Steve Martin. Listen to the twangy number below.
When the pair appeared in court over the incident, they downplayed the whole thing. “We’re fine,” Simon said outside the courthouse. “We love each other. We’re fine. We had an argument.” The two are due back in court on May 16, though they convinced the judge not to order any sort of special protection for either of them. “I don’t need to be protected,” Brickell said. “I don’t think he’s a threat to me at all.”
Marnie Michaels, on the other hand? Now that’s a threat.