Bob Dylan’s The Night We Called It a Day music video: Watch the singer’s noir-inspired tribute to Frank Sinatra (VIDEO).

Watch Bob Dylan’s Playful, Noir-Inspired Music Video for “The Night We Called It a Day”

Watch Bob Dylan’s Playful, Noir-Inspired Music Video for “The Night We Called It a Day”

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March 2 2015 10:14 PM

Bob Dylan Gets Stuck in a Noir Love Triangle in the  “Night We Called It a Day” Music Video

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In February, Bob Dylan released his 36th studio album, Shadows in the Night, which comprises 10 Frank Sinatra ballads that Dylan aimed to reinterpret and bring “into the light of day.” Now one of those songs, “The Night We Called It a Day,” has a music video, and like the album it’s a lovely, idiosyncratic tribute to a bygone era.

The video employs the classic film noir style—faces cloaked in shadow, rooms hazy with cigarette smoke—and follows the story of an ill-fated love triangle. Dylan, of course, is a third of that triangle, and it’s good fun to see the 73-year-old engage in some hard-boiled hijinks.

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