Tuesday, August 7, 2012

VIDEO: Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce

Tom Waits has unleashed his latest video.

The launch of “Hell Broke Luce” has been teased by Waits over the past week, with mysterious preview images offered up along with the caption “coming August 7.”

Fans and media alike speculated that the tease might mean a tour announcement, but Tom himself put that to rest when releasing the video.

"As most of you guessed, it's a tour... a tour de force!,” said Waits. “[Director] Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song 'Hell Broke Luce.' Kathleen [Brennan] and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.”

“I think you will agree, it's uplifting and fun,” added the singer.

The song is the latest track from Tom’s 2011 album, “Bad As Me,” which debuted on the Billboard 200 last fall at #6, making this the highest debut and the fastest selling (63K+) of his long and storied career—not only in the US, but around the globe, where it debuted Top 10 in many countries.

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