Bruce Springsteen has announced a new album. Western Stars is out June 14 via Columbia. The first single “Hello Sunshine” will be released at midnight tonight with an accompanying video. Scroll down to see Western Stars & # 39; cover art and track list.
“This entry is a return to my solo recordings with cartoon files and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements,” says Springsteen in a press release. “It’s a jewel box with a record.” Springsteen produced the album with Ron Aniello. Brion (on celeste, Moog and grandfather), Patti Scialfa, early E Street Band member David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, Soozie Tyrell and more.
According to the press release, the record is inspired by “Southern California pop records from the late 60s and early 70s “and explores a” wide range of American themes, highways and desert spaces, isolation and society and residence and hopes duration. “
Western Stars marks Springstein’s first studio album since 201
4 High Hopes . Since then he released a box for The River a memoir and a companion album and vinyl box kits gathered their studios grazing from 1973 to 1984 and 1987 to 1996. In 2017 he debuted Springsteen on Broadway an intimate single-show which was later released as a Netflix special and album.
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Western Stars :
01 Hitch Hikin
02 The Wayfarer
03 Tucson Train
04 Western Stars
05 Sleepy Joe & # 39; s Cafe
06 Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
07 Chasin & # 39; Wild Horses
09 Somewhere North of Nashville
11 My Miracle
12 Hello Sunshine
13 Moonlight Motel