Dion DiMucci‘s career started back in 1958 and the singer allowed himself to slow down only in the ’80s when it was hard to retain one’s genuine core; then, the veteran gained momentum once again, looping lately back to the blues. Still, Dion’s forthcoming album, planned for 2016, should mark a departure from his recent course, as the record – titled “New York Is My Home” – will have an urban feel to it. Its first single, a title track scheduled to premiere on November 13th, is a duet with another quintessential Big Apple dweller Paul Simon, who also co-wrote the piece.
They call it a love letter to their beloved city, and it’s not a commercially-minded collaboration, as the two artists are long-time friends, with their joint efforts including “Written On A Subway Wall” from Dion’s “Yo Frankie” that focused on Bronx and “The Wanderer” which Dion delivered, backed by Paul and other vocalists, at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts. So it’s going to be a heartfelt one.