Not content to just be known as “Joel‘s brother,” Nash Edgerton has, in his own time, crafted original and surprising work — the short film Spider and its follow-up, Bear, being the most notable — that’s now landed another job with Bob Dylan. In preparation for his 35th album, Tempest, the planet’s greatest living musician has put out a music video for its debut track, “Duquesne Whistle,” which Edgerton injects with his own violence-laced humor.
What starts out as a sweet chronicle of one man’s bid to garner a woman’s attention transforms, unexpectedly, into the comically (?) violent account of how it could all go so hideously wrong. (You could probably spot him yourself, but, yes, that’s Joel Edgerton as the Irish cap-wearing thug.) Dylan makes an appearance alongside some tough-looking fellows, though the visual appearance is little more than a funny cameo.
It’s a video which carries the sort of free-form tonal structure that marked one of Edgerton‘s prior collaborations with Dylan — the music video for his rendition of “Must Be Santa” — and it’s this natural mix of sweetness and brutal violence that makes it worthwhile. The song itself is a simple, easygoing tune that Dylan still renders complex through vocal intonations and smooth instrumentation, though enthusiastic previews indicate that, with Tempest, things get darker and more Highway 61-esque in the later tracks. Let’s just say I can’t wait.
Tempest will be released on September 11th. You can watch the video below (via Rolling Stone):
What are your thoughts on the video and the song? Will you be picking up Dylan’s new album?
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