Bob Dylan is turning 80, but the old master is still relevant. The legend of folk music just has released his 39th album. As you can guess, it is another masterpiece for sure. Bad, spun, and playful Dylan shows himself on Rough and Rowdy Ways proving that he is still a great musician, and his sparkle is still flaming. On the other hand, his fans have never doubted this, so they believe that Bob Dylan will be performing until his last breath. The news about another album has been released with the astonishing single “Murder Most Foul”. It was another record that showed up after the announcement of quitting his career. The first ground-shaking record of Dylan’s coming back campaign was “Time Out Of My Mind”.
Coming Back In 16 Minutes
It was a great surprise when the first single “Murder Most Foul” saw the light of a day. The song that tells about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is lasting an enormous 16 minutes and garnered hymn criticism. Incidentally, it became Dylan’s first number one hit in the United States. Another great song from the previously unknown album is “I Contain Multitudes”. Dylan announced his new work, so fans have been eagerly waiting for the big news and they have not been left disappointed. The album “Rough and Rowdy Ways” sounds very different from the idea that is suggested by the title and it is still up to date. The cover of the record looks nostalgic as it shows a 1950s scenery in muted colors. You can see an anonymous couple dancing in a club, and a man is standing near a jukebox.
A Tribute To The Past
Bob Dylan dedicated his new songs to numerous personalities from the past century. The master of subtle concealment paid hidden recognition to others. Among all the persons who were honored, there are such people as B.B. King and Eric Clapton mentioned in the song “Key to the Highway”, harmonica player Little Walter in the song “Murder Most Foul”. Jimmy Reed is mentioned in the song “Goodbye Jimmy Reed”. The record acts as a contemporary work that pays a tribute to the pioneers. The different feature is that the master uses his battered voice only to a limited extent. He flatters the pieces, as well as, making himself gentle and devoted. As usual, the texts are rough and shows the world of today in the darkest colors.Bob Dylan said in one of his rare interviews for the New York Times that he thinks that the worst times are just coming and the current events are just a foretaste of what will come. In his new album, the musician still did not look back and his eyes are in the future. Contrary to what you might think, he did no use old songs this time. Dylan recently confirmed that he wrote the pieces. Now he is planning to continue his never-ending tour and have more ideas for the new songs, so there is a huge possibility that the 40th album can be expected.