In the middle of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Bob Dylan just dropped his first new original song in almost a decade — and it's about the JFK assassination.
Dylan on Friday surprise released "Murder Most Foul," a 17-minute epic about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and more, his first original material since his 2012 album Tempest, Variety notes. He has more recently released covers. Lest you assume this is something Dylan threw together while in self-quarantine, he explained it's actually an "unreleased song we recorded a while back," though he didn't specify the year.
This is Dylan's longest song ever, BBC News reports, just barely surpassing the length of "Highlands."
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Rolling Stone heaped praise onto "Murder Most Foul" on Friday, describing it as a "dizzying" and "utterly extraordinary" song that's "allusive as it is elusive."
With the release of the song, Dylan thanked his fans for "all your support and loyalty across the years," adding, "Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you." Brendan Morrow
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