Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James & More Put Their Stamp on Bob Dylan’s ‘Married to My Hack': Listen
After two dozen lyrics from Bob Dylan‘s Basement Tapes golden era surfaced, a handful of musicians — My Morning Jacket‘s Jim James, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons‘ Marcus Mumford, to name a few — decided to create music for them, with Dylan’s approval.
The project, dubbed Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes — which will culminate with a studio album and a Showtime documentary about the making of the album — doesn’t arrive until later this year, but today brings the second taste of it.
After sharing “Nothing to It,” the collective, also including Dawes‘ Taylor Goldsmith, Carolina Chocolate Drops‘ Rhiannon Giddens and producer T-Bone Burnett, have released “Married to My Hack.” The Costello-led track comes with a grainy, vintage-looking cartoon lyric video.
The almost two-minute track is a reflection on and praise of marriage, accompanied by bluesy guitar riffs.