If we didn’t know better, we would never assume that Tom Waits’ new song “Back in the Crowd” could fit on the same album as the rowdy title track released last month. Both tracks do however come off his upcoming album, Bad As Me, which is set for release on Oct. 25.
“Back in the Crowd” is a sweet and uncharacteristically laid-back song that features collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot and Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo. The song sort of just casually shows up and then disappears, but its mood is infectious. Check it out below: