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Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album, Is Sharing New Song Just After Midnight Tonight

Western Stars Due Out June 14 via Columbia; “Hello Sunshine” Will Be the First Single

Apr 25, 2019
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Bruce Springsteen has announced a new solo album, Western Stars. It's his first studio album in five years, since 2014's High Hopes, and is due out June 14 via Columbia. Its first single, "Hello Sunshine," will be shared via a video just after midnight tonight. Below is the album's tracklist and cover art.

The album features 13 original songs by Springsteen and was primarily recorded at his home in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. A press release says that Springsteen's 19th studio album draws "inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late '60s and early '70s" and that the tracks "encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope."

Springsteen produced the album alongside Ron Aniello, who also plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from

The album also features more than 20 other players, such as Patti Scialfa (who does vocals and vocal arrangements on four tracks), Jon Brion (on celeste, Moog, and farfisa), David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell. Tom Elmhirst mixed the album.

Springsteen had this to say about the album in a press release: "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."

Western Stars Tracklist:

1. Hitch Hikin'
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe's Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin' Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

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