Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a new album in June called Western Stars.
The 69-year-old’s first new studio album in five years apparently draws inspiration from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
The project was primarily recorded at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release what will be Springsteen’s 19th studio album on June 14.
Western Stars will be available for pre-order from tomorrow, Friday April 26.
"This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," Springsteen said in a statement. "It's a jewel box of a record."
The 13 songs on Western Stars encompass a range of American themes: of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.
Ron Aniello co-produced the album with Springsteen and he also plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments on the recordings.
Springsteen's wife and E Street Band member Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks.
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