Bruce Springsteen will release his first new album in five years on June 14th, titled, Western Stars. According to the announcement, Springsteen “takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late-’60s and early-’70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York.”
The tracklisting to Western Stars is:
“Sleepy Joe’s Cafe”
“Drive Fast (The Stuntman)”
“Chasin’ Wild Horses”
“Somewhere North Of Nashville”
“There Goes My Miracle”
Western Stars, which is available for pre-order, was produced by Ron Aniello with Springsteen providing guitar, bass, and keyboards, among other instruments. Patti Scialfa also appears and contributed vocal arrangements on four tracks, along with original E Street Band keyboardist David Sancious and current touring members Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell, among many other musicians.
Springsteen said of the album, “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements. It’s a jewel box of a record.” The lyric video for the album’s track, “Hello Sunshine” was uploaded to YouTube this morning at midnight.