Bob Dylan Gearing Up for New Studio Album

Bob Dylan Gearing Up for New Studio Album
Having celebrated his 71st birthday this past week (May 24), Bob Dylan is reportedly preparing to announce his next album, details about which are slowly beginning to emerge.

So far, nothing about the collection has been officially announced, but Isis Magazine [via Consequence of Sound] notes that the as-yet-untitled album was reportedly recorded earlier this year at Jackson Browne's Groove Masters studio in Santa Monica, CA. Now, it looks to have been completed, since there are reports of listening sessions coming up for some large American publications.

So what do we actually know about the music? Well, rumours suggest that the disc will contain ten songs and be 68 minutes long. Interestingly, there's apparently a 14-minute song about the Titanic. It's also believed that the album will come out in September.

This builds on previous reports that Los Lobos member David Hidalgo, who contributed to the 2009 Dylan album Together Through Life and 2010's Christmas in the Heart, and who played some Mexican instruments on the new album. He previously told the Aspen Times, "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."

Hidalgo also said he "had been brought in primarily to play accordion and guitar… but ended up adding Mexican instruments."

Stay tuned for more details about the LP. And while a lot of the information here is officially unconfirmed, one thing appears certain: Bob Dylan has a new album that will be out before long.