Despite not having performed together since 2010 and not recorded a studio album since 1970's Bridge Over Troubled Water, Art Garfunkel hasn't fully given up hope that he will give voice to Paul Simon's songs again. In a new interview, he believes there will be another Simon & Garfunkel record at some point.

“I love Paul Simon," he told Mojo. "I loved him since I met him. He’s got a very precious soul and my heart goes out to his real set of needs. He can be subterranean, and yet I feel a new Simon & Garfunkel album is just over there.”

Garfunkel's declaration of a decades-long love of Simon somewhat contradicts his own recent words on his former partner. Back in May, Garfunkel called Simon a "jerk" and a "monster" and said that he only befriended him back in 1953 because he felt sorry for him because he was short. Still, he appears to be ready to drop everything at a moment's notice if Simon should ever call.

"What you got for me, Paul?" he asked. "Where’s the f---ing rehearsal for the next album?”

Three years ago, Simon ruled out the possibility of the two of them getting back together, telling an interviewer that he “would just as soon not go back and visit the past,” and it didn't matter anyway because, at the time, Garfunkel was suffering from a case of vocal cord paresis that threatened his career. But now, Garfunkel is completely cured, telling Mojo. “Now I can sing like Artie is supposed to again.”

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