Blake Shelton will soon be heard on movie screens across the globe with his new cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.”
Shelton recorded the new rendition of the song originally released by Dylan in 1974 for the soundtrack of the soon-to-be-released film, Max.
Max tells the story of a young teen who bonds with the military dog of his Marine brother who was killed while fighting in Afghanistan. The film follows the story of how the family bonds with the Belgian Malinois and how it helps them cope with the loss of their loved one.
Shelton’s stirring rendition is backed by a string section and piercing piano. A subtle build filled with percussion develops the song into a track that was cleverly produced with a sound that mimics a military band. The song also features soaring backing vocals from Gwen Sebastian, one of Shelton’s former teammates on The Voice.
“Forever Young” is available for download on iTunes. Shelton will be on the road through the next few months as he plays the summer festival circuit, with stops at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover, DE and the Country Thunder Music Festival in Twin Lakes, WI. A full list of tour dates are available at his official website.
Max will be released to theaters across the country on June 26.