Bob Dylan has shared his first original material in eight years, and if you were hoping for a chunky morsel to sink your teeth into, then the freewheelin’ Bob Dylan has you covered with ‘Murder Most Foul’.
The track is a 17-minute long song about the “dark day in Dallas”, AKA the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy. You can listen to the brand new ballad below.
Revealing the song with a post on social media, Dylan’s caption read: “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. He continued: “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.”
The new song is a treasure trove of lyrics for keen fans. It has multiple lines about the cultural and social figures of reference form the sixties. Dylan references The Beatles’ song ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, Woodstock, then later Stevie Nicks and Don Henley.
Dylan’s last record of original material was Tempest from 2012. In the meantime, he has shared a variety of albums comprised of American standards. For now though, sit back and listen to ‘Murder Most Foul’, Bob Dylan’s first new song in eight years.