Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bruce Springsteen plans new album and tour

Bruce Springsteen says he is planning to release a new solo record and hit the road with the E Street Band in 2019.

In a new interview with The Times, the New Jersey rocker reveals that he’ll be getting “back to his day job next year” with a UK tour alongside his longtime outfit while preparing to issue his first studio set since 2014’s “High Hopes.”

“For lack of a better word, it’s a singer-songwriter album," explains Springsteen. "More of a solo record.”

According to Variety, the project is one the singer shared some details about last year before he launched his extended “Springsteen on Broadway” residency in New York.

“I wrote most of that before [2012’s] ‘Wrecking Ball,’ and I stopped making that record to make “Wrecking Ball,” and then I went back to it,” he revealed, describing it as being “influenced by Southern California pop music of the ’70s” along the lines of “Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records. I don’t know if people will hear those influences, but that was what I had in my mind. It gave me something to hook an album around; it gave me some inspiration to write.”

“It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise, more ‘Tunnel Of Love’ and ‘Devils And Dust,’ but it’s not like them at all. Just different characters living their lives.”

Springsteen is winding down his Broadway series at the Walter Kerr Theatre; he will have performed a total of 236 performances by the time he delivers his final show on December 15.

A film of the solo presentation by Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny will premiere globally on Netflix on December 16 at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET, while a companion soundtrack album will be released on December 14.

See also:

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen previews Netflix special Springsteen On Broadway
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