THURSDAY, APRIL 07, 2016 |
Posted by: Mandi Dudek
Bob Dylan has released the details to his 37th album titled Fallen Angels and he seems to be following his last album, Shadows of the Night, by continuing to put his own spin on Frank Sinatra songs and recording them based off his own interpretation. Bob Dylan released "Melancholy Mood" from his forthcoming album, one of the first songs that Sinatra sang with the Harry James Orchestra back in 1939. It's a waltzy downtempo from the original and as it is meant to be a song of desolation, Dylan's perception of it is, somehow, even more dismal and gloomy with his sandpaper voice we all know very well.
I'm wondering if Bob Dylan believes that going back in time through these classic songs that are universally endeared will bring us to something reinvented? We can't deny that there's a certain timelessness in the words and melodies of these songs. We also can't deny that Bob Dylan's renditions are beautifully done with technical nostalgia and appealing lethargic tempos. We're curious to see how he interprets the rest of his tracks on Fallen Angels, which is out on May 20th.