The video for Bob Dylan’s new single “Duquesne Whistle” from his new album ‘Tempest’ can be described as a bit of ‘light comedy’ featuring young man trying to impress a woman he spots on the street. However after attempts to grab her attention he knocks down somebody who turns out to be a local thug. As a result he thrown into a van, tied to a chair and gets his knees Â busted into the bargain.
The video was directed by Nash Edgerton, who previously worked with Dylan “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” â€“ the latter of which is significantly more violent than “Duquesne Whistle.”
Edgerton is also an accomplished stunt coordinator who worked on the Matrix movies and was Ewan McGregor’s stunt double in the Star Wars prequels.
Dylan’s appears Â in “Duquesne” Â shown walking down the street at night with a “posse” that includes a guy dressed up as Gene Simmons circa 1977.
The track “Duquesne Whistle” (sung as “Du-kane” and written by Dylan and Robert Hunter) is a real toe tapper – anticipate lots of airplay.
Read Dylan’s interview in Rolling Stone about his new release here.