TOM WAITS second single “Back in the Crowd,” from the upcoming new album Bad As Me is now available at all the regular digital retail outlets.

“Back in the Crowd” is a romantic ballad featuring the Spanish Tinge guitar work of both David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and long time collaborator, Marc Ribot. Crooned in his best “Jim Reeves-meets-Elvis tenor” Waits’ describes his richly intimate performance “as an old fashioned jukebox tune for a slow dance with your girl (or guy).” Adding to the romance, Hidalgo beat out a Latin clave rhythm using his wedding ring on the side of his Jarana (a traditional 8 string guitar from Vera Cruz).

The new album Bad As Me is out October 24 and pre-orders are being taken at for the 16-song limited deluxe edition, the 13-song CD and vinyl.