New Bob Dylan Album For April?

 

Our magic 8-ball: “All
signs point to yes.”

 

By Fred Mills

 

RollingStone.com is reporting that sources close to Bob
Dylan have indicated he has a new studio album, as yet untitled, headed for
stores in late April. Apparently the bard, upon completing a song for filmmaker
Olivier Daham (La Vie en Rose) for
the film My Own Love Song, starring
Renee Zellweger, was inspired to keep “writing and recording with his road band
and guests.”

 

The song in question, “Life is Hard,” is described as “a
bleak ballad with mandolin, pedal still and [Dylan] singing in a dark clear
voice,” while another song slated for the 10-track  album, “I Feel a Change Coming On,” according
to Rolling Stone, takes in “raw-country love songs, sly wordplay and the
wounded state of the nation… the disc has the live-in-the-studio feel of Dylan’s
last two studio records, Love and Theft and 2006’s Modern Times,
but with a seductive border-cafe feel (courtesy of the accordion on every
track) and an emphasis on struggling-love songs. The effect – in the opening
shuffle, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” the Texas-dancehall jump of
“If You Ever Go to Houston” and the waltz “This Dream of
You” – is a gnarly turn on early-1970s records like New Morning and Planet Waves.”

 

Keep your eyes peeled for more details soon.

 

 

 

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