Bob Dylan releases first song in eight years, “Murder Most Foul”

The songwriter breaks a long silence with a track about JFK’s assassination.

Rock icon Bob Dylan has broken an eight-year silence with the new song, “Murder Most Foul.” The 17-minute song is his first original release since his 2012 album, Tempest.

“Murder Most Foul” surveys North American culture following President John F Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, name-checking the British Invasion era of the Beatles, Woodstock, Stevie Nicks and a range of other musicians from the mid-20th century. The song is also Dylan’s longest track to date, surpassing “Highlands” from his 1997 album Time Out of Mind.

“Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years,” Dylan tweeted with a link to his new single. “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.”

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Listen to “Murder Most Foul” below:

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