Bob Dylan surprised his fans this week with an epic, previously-unreleased song called “Murder Most Foul.”
In announcing the song on Twitter early on Friday 27th March 2020, Dylan described it only as “an unreleased song we recorded a while back.”
“Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and my God be with you,” wrote Bob Dylan in a short post on his website.
Bob Dylan released his latest album “Tempest” in 2012, and the song “Murder Most Foul” is the first evidence of original songwriting that we’ve had in eight years from one of the most original songwriters of our era.
The song’s reference to our search for John F. Kennedy’s soul “for the last fifty years.” The main theme of this timely impressionist epic 17-minutes-long song is the day when the American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated (November 22, 1963).
The song resembles like a poem that Dylan slowly utters with musical instruments in the background, piano, violin, and a drum arrangement.