Last month, Tom Waits let us hear the title track from his new album Bad As Me, and it was a vintage Waits junkyard-screamer of the highest order. Today, he released another track from the album as a single on iTunes, and in classic Waits fashion, this one sounds nothing like the last. “Back In The Crowd” is a lilting, Latin-influenced midtempo track that finds Waits sounding way more contented than usual. It features guitar work from longtime collaborator Marc Ribot and Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo, and it’s below.
Bad As Me is out 10/25 on Anti.