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Napalm (Nonesuch Records)

Bright EyesConor Oberst is releasing his new album Salutations on Mar. 17 and has dropped his single from the album entitled “Napalm.”

The track starts off with lively drum beats and a tireless organ, which is a strange but welcomed addition to Oberst’s musical repertoire. “Napalm” is a bluesy track that certainly begs some comparison to Bob Dylan’s eminent 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. Oberst could really not have returned to his music at a more apt time.

This track is a candid and somewhat ironic retelling of America’s violent past with a tinge of bluesy poeticism. With America’s recent state of affairs, Oberst plans to deliver that same poetic defiance on Salutations that Dylan portrayed throughout the 1960s.

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