This Is What He Was Building: A New Video by Tom Waits Released Today

Wild speculation following the visual teases sent via email by Tom Waits over the past week finally comes to an end today. Not the tour, the new song, the live album, or some crazy theatrical release like fans were hoping for, a new video for “Hell Broke Luce,” a song from his 2011 album, Bad As Me, has appeared on his Facebook page and on YouTube this morning. The dazzling, gritty and explosive new video features Waits dragging a home through a literal and metaphoric war zone brought to life through the animated magic of director Matt Mahurin. As visually arresting as the new video is, and as rare as Tom Waits videos in general are, will “Hell Broke Luce” be enough to sate the appetites awaked by the recent email campaign? Or will fans longing for a tour (Waits hasn’t offered a full one since 2004’s Real Gone Tour) or something even more unexpected be disappointed? Watch your Twitter feed today to find out and watch the video for yourself right here:

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