On July 31, Tom Waits announced on his website his upcoming video releases by posting images of himself dressed in a pirate suit holding up a sign that says, “coming August 7th”.
After leaving a few other clues, he finally posted a video clip of his new song “Hell Broke Luce” off of 2011’s album, Bad As Me. The video is directed by Matt Mahurin. Tom Waits never ceases to express in a very creative and particular fashion his music.
In his press release, Tom Waits makes fun of people that thought he was going to announce his tour. Instead, this is what he released to the media:
As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!
Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song HELL BROKE LUCE. Kathleen 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.
Check out the video below: