Tom Morello covers Tom Waits w/ Sam from X Ambassadors for Spotify Singles

Article Contributed by Spotify | Published on Thursday, March 17, 2022

Tom Morello has released his inaugural Spotify Singles recordings.  Listen HERE.

Recorded at his own studio in LA, Side A is Tom’s new rendition of his song “Raising Hell,” a somber, eerie take on the growling, head-bobbing original, with Ben Harper on vocals. Side B is a cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To The House,” in a beautiful acoustic tribute infused with X Ambassador frontman Sam Harris’ powerful voice, adding their own soulful, rustic flavor to the original.

Says Tom: "For the alt mix of 'Raising Hell' I wanted something spooky, haunting. The song is a quasi-autobiographical lyric that I wrote and longtime brother in arms Ben Harper sang with his gorgeous voice. 'Come On Up To The House' is a cover of a Tom Waits song. Sam from X Ambassadors turned me on to it and Sam just slays this grimy hymn beautifully.”

About Tom Morello: Co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage – is widely known as a barrier breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash. On both The Atlas Underground Fire and The Atlas Underground Flood - as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground - Morello took a path into new sonic territory with each project’s breadth of talented collaborators, transforming his sound. With his guitar leading the way, Morello continues to create powerful alloys of different genres.