Bob Dylan's "Early Roman Kings," from his upcoming "Tempest" album, makes its debut in a promo for a show about a counter-terrorism unit
Bob Dylan's latest album "Tempest" doesn't go on sale until Sept. 11, but he's already sharing music from the new collection with his fans, via the Cinemax action series "Strike Back."
The song "Early Roman Kings" made its public debut this week via a promo for the second season of the series, which revolves around a stealth counter-terrorism unit as it spans the globe to stop potential threats.
In the promo — now airing on Cinemax and HBO — Dylan works a bluesy growl as the crew tracks down bad guys and blows stuff up real good.
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A second song from "Tempest," titled "Scarlet Town," will premiere over the closing credits of "Strike Back" when it airs its first two episodes of the season on Aug. 17.
As for the rest of the album, Dylan told Rolling Stone on Wednesday that the album is a collection on which "anything goes and you just gotta believe it will make sense." It's also a dark affair, according to Rolling Stone writer Mikal Gilmore, with Dylan repeating the line "I pay in blood, but not my own" on one song, and the title track offering a 14-minute reflection on the Titanic disaster.
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Until the latest collection from Mr. Zimmerman hits the market, check out a sneak preview in the "Strike Back" promo.