Yesterday evening, Bob Dylan’s Twitter feed sent out the simple message: #IContainMultitudes. Just three weeks had passed since his epic “Murder Most Foul” stunned and confused listeners, and Dylanologists everywhere wondered what could be next. This morning, we have the answer as Dylan has released “I Contain Multitudes.” The new single (its title inspired by Walt Whitman) clocks in at roughly four-and-a-half minutes, but it’s no less engaging than the lengthy track that preceded it. The singer-songwriter-storyteller is in a ruminative if cryptic mood on the evocative ballad, its reflective lyrics alternately wry and poignant, fantastical and earthbound.
Could this point to a larger project ahead? We sure hope so and we’ll be sure to update you with any news. In the meantime, take a listen to the brand-new single “I Contain Multitudes” and sound off on it below!
- I Contain Multitudes