Martin took a solo version of “Shelter From The Storm”, from Dylan’s classic LP from 1974 “Blood On The Tracks”.
Playing as part of SNL’s special episode “At Home”, hosted by Tom Hanks during his first public appearance since his coronavirus diagnosis, Martin shared a solo performance in black and white of the track from his home. Watch it below.
SNL is the latest in a long series of late-night American television shows to share new episodes with artists who perform from their homes.
Dua Lipa recently took Corden to play ‘Don’t Start Now’ on a video call with his group, while Phoebe Bridgers performed the new song ‘Kyoto’ from her bathtub Fall on.
Bob Dylan recently shared the new song “Murder Most Foul”, a 17-minute epic about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, his first original song in eight years.
Since its release, the song has become Billboard’s first number one hit, and has been hailed by Nick Cave as “a lifeline thrown in our current situation.”
Reviewing the song, NME called it “a timely Impressionist epic,” adding, “It’s a much sweeter, more thoughtful approach to Presidential Murder conspiracies than fans of angry street preacher Dylan would have expected. hoped, but it suits our calm, difficult times.
“You can blow up the head of progressive culture,” says Dylan, “but you can never cut his heart or shake his soul. Because – as we should all remember during these difficult months – is in our music, and no shot or stop will silence it. “