Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes is an album produced by T Bone Burnett consisting of 20 tracks based on handwritten Bob Dylan lyrics. They were penned by the legendary songwriter in 1967 during the period in which he created his noted album The Basement Tapes. Burnett assembled some of his favorite songwriters in the basement of the Capitol studio in LA to put music to the words.
This song features Elvis Costello on lead vocals. Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons), Rhiannon Giddens (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Taylor Goldsmith (of Dawes) also contributed to the album. "None of us felt we were dealing with something sacrosanct," Costello commented to The Daily Telegraph. "There's a sense of playfulness in the folio. They range from the completely barmy to wonderful, beautiful, well-constructed lyrics that are right there waiting to be sung. We were walking in, all this time later, to find ideas in a box and turn them into songs."