The New Basement Tapes have released a new lyric music video for "Liberty Street," featuring Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith on vocals. Watch above, via YouTube.
In case you're not familiar, The New Basement Tapes all-star band also features Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons). The project has taken unfinished Bob Dylan lyrics and turned them into finished songs, with the production help of T Bone Burnett. In the video above, you can see Dylan's handwritten lyrics as Goldsmith sings them.
The song is a gospel tinged folky pop rock ballad, that showcases Goldsmith's somber voice. He shared this about the process of writing and recording the tune:
"Liberty Street" was one of the last songs I put together for the record. We didn’t see the lyrics for this song until we got into the studio. Bob Dylan has a way of saying lines like ‘Six months in Kansas City down on Liberty Street’ and it having an immediate, yet sometimes ineffable, power. When I started putting these words to music, the structure of the words dictated the way the chords rolled out so it came together really fast. And the recording of it was our first take.
There will also be a documentary about the process called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, set to premiere Friday November 21st on Showtime. Check your listings.
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