Listen to the new single from Bob Dylan on NPR Music (playing Wells Fargo Center in November)
Tempest, Bob Dylan‘s 35th studio album (!) is being released on September 11, and his fall tour brings him to the Wells Fargo Center on November 19. Today NPR Music premiered the first single from Tempest, a twangy and shuffling tune called “Duquesne Whistle.” NPR’s Ann Powers writes:
The music starts faintly, as if in a vintage pleasure palace, with the band — the stalwarts who’ve played with Dylan for a while and join him on the Never-Ending Tour — playing rock and roll ragtime off in the corner. The electric guitars sound almost like clarinets. Everybody’s swinging! But what’s that in the distance? Dylan himself unleashes the rubbery guitar chord change that repeats for the rest of the song, sounding just like a locomotive blast. Is he hopping that thing? Is somebody he loves on it? Both are possible.
Listen to “Duquesne Whistle” here. Tickets for Dylan’s Wells Fargo show go on sale on Friday, September 14.