Bob Dylan is set to release his new studio album ‘Tempest’ this summer.
Bob Dylan’s return is somewhat inevitable. Fifty years on from his debut LP, the songwriter was widely mooted to be readying a new full length. Rumours and speculation soared through his fanatical audience, but nothing was officially confirmed. Until now, that is.
‘Tempest’ will be released on September 11th, with Columbia again doing the honours. Available to pre-order now, the new album follows the global success of his 2009 album ‘Together Through Life’.
As of yet, little else is known about the album – although one musician did break cover.. During a recent interview with the Aspen Times, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo revealed that he had recently entered the studio with the seminal rock poet.
Speaking about the experience, Hidalgo said: “It was a great experience – and different. Each one has been different, all completely different approaches. It’s an amazing thing, how he keeps creativity. I don’t see how he does it”.
Continuing, Hidalgo revealed that he had been brought on board to supply a Mexican flavour. Playing accordion and the Tres – a guitar-shaped instrument – it seems that these tones have caught Dylan’s ear.
“He (Dylan) would say, ‘Wow, what’s that?” said Hidalgo. “He liked the sound. So we’d get it in there.”
Being that this album will help celebrate Dylan’s 50th, one would expect “Tempest” to hit hard.
(content courtesy of clashmusic.com/Murray; image courtesy of bobdylan.com)