When Seattle songwriter Robert Deeble begins his new cover of Bob Dylan’s “Ring Them Bells,” it sounds like it will be a typically theatrical, emotional, spiritual piano ballad. Nothing wrong there, but the song’s been done a million times like that already. Over the course of five minutes though, it gradually picks up speed, adding in a rock band, female vocalist, and the jazzy piano solo that pushes things to a new level.
“Ring Them Bells” comes as the b-side to Deeble’s single “Undertow,” which promotes Heart Like Feathers, his first new album in six years. That doesn’t come out for another month, but you can stream the Dylan cover below.
Robert Deeble – Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan cover)
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