Bob Dylan’s MURDER MOST FOUL Is 17 Minutes Of Poetic Melancholy

The world is in a dark place at the moment and Bob Dylan has captured the mood perfectly with the release of his latest song, Murder Most Foul. On the surface this is a rumination on the assassination of John F Kennedy but this epic track is much more than that. The near 17 minute-long ballad is rich with cultural references and emotion spanning almost sixty years – it’s cinematic in scope and length. 

Murder Most Foul is a song for our times, a meditative look at history, time and humanity. Dylan is a deep thinker and genius, and obviously knew that now was the time to release a tune filled with such poetic melancholy.  The song is stripped bare, with the slow piano, gently drums and violin making the perfect accompaniment to Dylan’s rugged voice. 

This is what Bob Dylan had to say…

“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.”

Have a listen…