Tom Waits to release first new material in seven years

Tom Waits to release first new material in seven years

Legendary bluesman Tom Waits is set to make an announcement regarding the release of his first new material in seven years.

Waits' last solo release was 2004’s ‘Real Gone’, which was co-produced by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan. He has now given clues as to new music on with a post that reads: "There have been rumblings and rumors. New music from Tom Waits, you say? Come to on Tuesday August 23rd, and Mr. Waits himself will set the record straight."

However, the singer’s special announcement may have been inadvertently rumbled by information on Amazon.

The music vending website has set up a pre-order page for a new Tom Waits track called 'Bad As Me', which will be released on August 23, the day of Waits' announcement.

The listing page also features the single artwork and reveals that the track is three minutes 10 seconds long. There have been suggestions that the track will also share the name of Waits' rumoured new album.

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