Bob Dylan shocked followers in a single day into Friday by releasing his first authentic music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad in regards to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, Homicide Most Foul retells the capturing of the US president whereas describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.
“That is an unreleased track we recorded some time again that you just may discover attention-grabbing. Keep secure, keep observant, and will God be with you,” Dylan posted on his web site, together with a portrait of Kennedy, who was slain in 1963 whereas using in a motorcade by Dallas.
The track is filled with artiste name-drops and popular culture references, together with to The Beatles, Charlie Parker, the Eagles, Stevie Nicks and the Woodstock pageant.
“Shot down like a canine in broad daylight/ Was a matter of timing and the timing was proper/ You bought unpaid money owed; we have come to gather/ We’re gonna kill you with hatred; with none respect,” Dylan recounts in his signature sandpaper vocals.
It is the people singer’s first authentic track since his 2012 album Tempest, although he has launched numerous cowl albums within the interim.
Homicide Most Foul can also be the primary track Dylan has penned and launched since he reluctantly accepted the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, the primary songwriter awarded the honour.
At 78, Dylan has maintained a relentless touring schedule, although he was pressured to cancel a string of April dates in Japan over the coronavirus pandemic. The artiste continues to be set to kick off a North American tour in June. – AFP