We know as well as you do that Tom Jones is not among our standard fare of coverage but, we do try and be quite broad minded about these things. We were unsure ourselves until we actually heard the track in question. It's a cover of a Bob Dylan song, but honestly, it's super.
The man himself has a new album out, called Praise And Blame, a record he's been working on with Ethan Johns, whose CV is full of greatness, working most recently with Laura Marling. It's out on July 26 through Island and features reworkings of originals by John Lee Hooker, and the aforementioned Bob Dylan for the below 'What Good Am I'.
You can download and stream 'What Good Am I' down there. Click here for the direct download link. The single itself - along with a cover of JLH's 'Burning Hell' - comes out on June 7, which just so happens to be Tom's 70th birthday. Nice.
Full tracklist for the record below:
- What Good Am I
- Lord Help
- Did Trouble Me
- Strange Things
- Burning Hell
- If I Give My Soul
- Don't Knock
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Didn't It Rain
- Ain't No Grave
Also watch below for a video in the studio with Jones and Johns.