May 22, 2024


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Bob Dylan on new album: ‘The songs seem to write themselves’

FILE Picture: Bob Dylan performs through the Firefly Audio Festival in Dover, Delaware, U.S. June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela/File Picture

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bob Dylan gave a glimpse into his song-creating system, commented on the demise of George Floyd and claimed in a uncommon interview posted on Friday that he wished he experienced created the Rolling Stones ballad “Angie.”

Dylan’s large-ranging discussion with the New York Instances was his initially main interview because 2017 and came a week in advance of the release of his initially album of authentic audio in eight years.

But the guy regarded as one of the world’s most influential singer-songwriters gave couple clues about what enthusiastic his spurt of creativeness or the meanings driving the new tracks that are stuffed with pop culture references from the previous five decades.

“Rough and Rowdy Ways” will be produced June 19. Dylan, 79, produced a few singles previously this year, such as a 17-minute monitor, “Murder Most Foul,” motivated by the assassination in 1963 of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Dylan claimed the tracks came from a stream of consciousness. “Most of my latest tracks are like that. The lyrics are the authentic detail, tangible, they’re not metaphors. The tracks appear to know by themselves and they know that I can sing them, vocally and rhythmically. They sort of create by themselves and count on me to sing them,” he explained to U.S. historian Douglas Brinkley in the interview.

Referring to the demise of African American George Floyd who was pinned below the knee of a white law enforcement officer in May perhaps, Dylan claimed it “sickened me no stop to see George tortured to demise like that. It was over and above unpleasant. Let us hope that justice will come swift for the Floyd relatives and for the nation.”

Dylan unveiled that he liked the operate of the Eagles and the Rolling Stones, some of the several cultural references on his new album.

Asked which Stones tracks Dylan wished he could have created, he replied, “Maybe ‘Angie,’ ‘Ventilator Blues’ and what else, enable me see. Oh yeah, ‘Wild Horses’.”

Reporting by Jill Serjeant

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