In these times of isolation stagnation, Bob Dylan has come to the rescue, returning with his first new track in eight years.

Titled Murder Most Foul, the song is a seventeen-minute long song about the JFK assassination, retelling the infamous 1963 shooting as the Chekhov’s gun moment leading to the decline of modern America. Dylan sings: “They blew out the brains of the king / Thousands were watching at home and saw the whole thing.

Dylan said of the track: “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 may God be with you.”

Murder Most Foul is Dylan’s first original release since 2012’s Tempest, and the first new material since the iconic musician won the Nobel prize for literature in 2016, but enlisted Patti Smith to collect the award.

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