Bob Dylan shares another new song, ‘I Contain Multitudes’
Written by VOP Admin on April 17, 2020
Just weeks after releasing the 17-minute song ‘Murder Most Foul’
Bob Dylan has surprise-released yet another new song entitled ‘I Contain Multitudes’ today (April 17).
The new track comes just weeks after the veteran songwriter returned with his first new music in eight years, the 17-minute epic ‘Murder Most Foul’, with which he would go on to earn his first-ever number one on the US Billboard chart.
Listen to ‘I Contain Multitudes’ below:
Dylan hinted at the new, Walt Whitman-referencing song earlier today on Twitter, sharing simply the hashtag #IContainMultitudes.
“Today and tomorrow and yesterday too / The flowers are dying, like all things do,” sings Dylan on the song. “I paint landscapes and I paint nudes / I contain multitudes.”
In addition to Whitman, scattered throughout the lyrics to ‘I Contain Multitudes’ are references to Anne Frank, Indiana Jones, Beethoven and Chopin.
Dylan then promoted the song in a hashtag-filled tweet alluding to the lyrical references, as you can see below.