Bob Dylan has shared his first new track in eight years. “Murder Most Foul” is a 17-minute song about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Listen to Dylan’s new ballad about that “dark day in Dallas” below.
Dylan surprised fans with a Twitter post sharing a YouTube clip for the song. “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years,” Dylan tweeted. 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 features numerous references to cultural figures and events throughout the years, particularly the 1960s and ’70s. Dylan references the Beatles’ early hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Patsy Cline, and Woodstock, as well as Stevie Nicks and the Eagles’ Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
Dylan has also released new editions of his ongoing Bootleg Series, the most recent iteration being Travelin’ Thru, Featuring Johnny Cash: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15, which arrived last year.
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