A couple of songs from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming Tempest will be used to score the new Cinemax series Strike Back, and today we have a glimpse at a new Dylan song called “Early Roman Kings” via a trailer. It’s some straightforward 12-bar blues, given a lot of color by David Hidalgo’s (Los Lobos) accordian. According to Billboard, the show will also use album track “Scarlet Town” over the credits at the end of the first two episodes. Hear “Early Roman Kings” below.
Tempest is out 9/11. If you want to hear Tim Heidecker’s guess at what “Tempest” — referring to the ten-minute, Titanic-themed ode on Dylan’s new album — sounds like, you might want to go here.