After days of teasing fans with a big announcement, the wait is finally over: Tom Waits has released a new video for "Hell Broke Luce," the anti-war and especially growl-y song from his 2011 release, Bad As Me.
The gritty video -- which was directed by Matt Mahurin -- follows the raspy singer as he pulls a small house through a war-torn landscape, ravaged by bombs, gunfire, ominous-looking vultures and shark submarines.
Waits released the following statement about the video premiere: "As most of you guessed, it’s a tour ... a tour de force!" He continued: "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."
Unfortunately for fans, the singer indicated that he still has no plans to take Bad As Me on the road. Waits' previously released the music video for his single "Satisfied" last November. The black-and-white video, directed by Jesse Dylan (son of Bob), had Waits broaching the subject of death.
Watch the video for "Hall Broke Luce" above, and tell us: Was it totally worth the Waits?