Bob Dylan Releases First Single "Duquesne Whistle" From Upcoming Album Tempest
Few active musicians are as prolific as Bob Dylan. After more than half a century of playing music, thousands of tour dates all around the world and near-universal respect and praise from his fans and peers alike, Dylan is ready to unveil his 35th studio album Tempest.
To kick off the upcoming release of the album, Dylan has released its first single "Duquesne Whistle" on NPR. The track starts with an old-timey, whimsical vibe that draws you in just in time for the shuffle of the drums to kick in. Duquesne Whistle is sure to please long-time fans, and also sounds more accessible for new fans than some of his more recent efforts. This is the only song on Tempest that wasn't written and composed entirely by Dylan; he shares the credit with Robert Hunter on this one.
Listen to the track on NPR's blog and below, watch Dylan perform one of his most popular songs "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."
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