Bob Dylan has confirmed the title track of his forthcoming ‘Tempest‘ album is based around the story of Titanic, and references Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio – who starred in the blockbuster movie about the 1912 disaster.
The Titanic-themed track was first suggested when details began to emerge of Dylan’s 35th studio record in May, and has now been confirmed by the legendary songwriter, who told Rolling Stone:
“Yeah, Leo. I don’t think the song would be the same without him. People are going to say, ‘Well, it’s not very truthful’. But a songwriter doesn’t care about what’s truthful.”
“What he cares about is what should’ve happened, what could’ve happened. That’s its own kind of truth. It’s like people who read Shakespeare plays, but they never see a Shakespeare play. I think they just use his name.”
According to Dylan, the 13 minute track has taken its chief inspiration from the Carter Family’s ‘The Great Titanic‘.Just Published:
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