Another coronavirus-era surprise from Bob Dylan: a new song, available to listen for free online.
On Thursday, the Minnesota-born music legend posted "I Contain Multitudes" on his official website. It's the second song he's released since late March; the first was "Murder Most Foul."
The most noticeable difference between the two tracks? About thirteen minutes.
"Murder Most Foul" clocked in at nearly 17 minutes, while "I Contain Multitudes" stands at a much more radio-friendly 4:38. Listen right here:
The two new tracks represent something of a deluge of new Dylan material. As Variety noted at the time, last month's release marked the first original music from the singer-songwriter in eight years.
While "Murder" discussed the JFK assassination, "Multitudes" — a nod to Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" — runs the gamut, referencing Anne Frank, Indiana Jones, Beethoven, Chopin and much more.
Dylan's tweet (and more specifically, its many hashtags) gives a good idea of the song's sprawling perspective:
The new single is available on multiple platforms, including Spotify, Soundcloud and Amazon Music.