Friday, March 27, 2020

Bob Dylan Has a New Song (Not a Drill)

You read the title right Bob Dylan has released a new song, his first self penned song since his 2012 album, Tempest. This new song is called Murder Most Foul and is a 17 minute epic about the assassination of JFK. This song shows Bob at his best and I can't believe I am saying this but this is up to par with his brilliant work of the 1960's. The lyrics more ramble at times but Bob does this purposely to further emphasize how this song speaks to us about an era of American history we can never have back. The lyrics combine the epic poetry of such works as Desolation Row with the political intimacy of works like The Times They Are A Changin' into a near perfect accumulation of two distinct and different sides of Bob's art.I found myself completely moved listening to this song, more so than I have any new song in quite a while. Bob is still one of America's best songwriters.

Bob Dylan himself stated, "Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you."

-Michael J. Ruhland

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