After five years, Bruce Springsteen has released a new studio album. Western Stars will be released on June 14th.
Springsteen’s nineteenth album enriches American star life with new colors: partly inspired by the late-60s, early-California pops of Southern California. Most of the material is made in the musician’s home studio in New Jersey, some songs recorded in California and New York. The first single, Hello Sunshine, has been released, said Sony Music and Columbia Records, Hungary’s distributor in Hungary, on Wednesday with MTI.
“The album is a return to the world of my solo albums, characterized by character-centered songs and broad, musical-sounding arrangements,” the performer quoted the artist. The thirteen recordings of Western Stars typically cover a wide range of American themes: road and desert distances, perspectives, isolation and the persistence of community, home, and hope.
The producer of the album, besides Springsteen, was Ron Aniello, playing on bass, keyboards and other instruments. Patti Scialfa, the singer’s musician’s wife, is a member of E Street Band, singing in four songs and helping with vocal arrangements. Musical arrangements include strings, windsurfers, pedal steel guitars, more than twenty instrumentalists, including Jon Brion, who plays celestial, Moogon, and Farfisan, but also David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst.
Bruce Springsteen’s record-making career is now more than forty years old, and his first album, Greetings from Asbury Park, was released in 1973. He collected twenty Grammy Awards, won an Oscars and a Tony Award, entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the rock and roll immortals, received Kennedy Center Honor and received the MusiCares Year’s Man Award in 2013.
Memoare, Born to Run, and Chapter and Verse accompanying album was released in September 2016, receiving the Presidental Medal of Freedom in the same year. The Springsteen on Broadway concert series of pop-historical importance has lived 236 performances at the Jujamcyn Walter Kerr Theater from October 2017 to December 2018, and was recorded in a filmzenealbum and a Netflix show.