For the past week, I have been receiving random emails from Tom Waits. Each one consisted of a gritty looking photo of the man himself, teasing something that would happen on August 7th. Well August 7th is here and what I found waiting for me in my email this morning was this hauntingly amazing new video for the track “Hell Broke Luce” from his 2011 release BAD AS ME.
Mr. Waits himself released a statement about the video stating,“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 [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.”
Personally, I was hoping for an announcement that he would be going on tour but this beautiful video directed by Matt Mahurin is a nice treat, nonetheless!
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