Micah Nelson of Promise of the Real released his version of Bob Dylan’s “With God On Our Side” this week. The track, which Nelson recorded about a year ago with Megan Pfefferkorn (vocals), Paul Bushnell (bass/The Weeknd, Tim McGraw) and Anthony Logerfo (drums/Promise of the Real), was originally included on Dylan’s 1964 album “The Times They Are A-Changin.'” Nelson’s version of the song is available for free stream and download below.
“After waking up today, and like many others struggling to reconcile the sad state of our political climate, it felt like as good a time as any to share it,” wrote Nelson, who plays with his brother Lukas in Promise of the Real, which also serves as Neil Young’s backing band. “I tweaked some of the verses a bit (in typical folk fashion) just to be more current, but Bob Dylan’s words are sadly more relevant now than ever before. I hope this terrible election is the slap in the face the establishment needed. The optimist in me wants to believe it is the catalyst that will spark a long overdue revolution of radical love and tolerance. Maybe we have to truly hit rock bottom before that necessary paradigm shift can manifest.”