Bob Dylan has released his first original song in eight years, “A Murder Most Foul.” This is a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of US President John Kennedy in 1963.
Dylan announced the surprise in a brief message on his social media, thanking fans for “support and loyalty” over the years.
I congratulate my fans and followers with gratitude for all the support and loyalty over the years.
This is not a previously released song that we recorded some time ago, and you may find it interesting.
Be safe, be considerate and may God be with you.
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– bobdylan.com (@bobdylan) March 27, 2020
“This is an unreleased song that we recorded some time ago and that may be interesting to you. Be safe, be careful and let God be with you,” he wrote. Listen to “The Most Violent Murder” below:
Diversity spokesman Dylan’s spokesman said that was the only information the song provided. On the new track, Dylan goes from being a hitman and the deadest JFK, to the free-associative ’60s pop culture, including The Beatles, Twilight, Nat King Cole, Who, Woodstock, Altamont and more.
The legendary songwriter has not released an album of original material since the 2012 storm. At this time, Dylan released three albums of standards: “Triplicate”, “Fallen Angels” and “Shadows of the Night”, drawing heavily on material related to Frank Sinatra.
Dylan was forced to cancel a planned April tour of Japan because of a coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions applied by the Japanese government. He is currently still touring the US and UK in June and July this year.
It was recently reported that Timothy Chalomet is in talks to play Dylan in the upcoming biopic of director James Mangold’s Le Mans 66.