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Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album with E Street Band, Releases New Music Video

Bruce Springsteen Letter To You Album Cover
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s new studio album ‘Letter To You’ is due out October 23rd

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band today announced the release of a new rock album, Letter To You, due out October 23rd via Columbia Records. The announcement came with the release of a new music video for the album’s title track. Watch and listen to “Letter To You” in the player below.

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen of the new studio album. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

Letter to You features 12 tracks fueled by the E Street Band’s signature sound, all recorded at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey. Nine of those tracks are brand new songs recently written by The Boss, and three are new recordings of previously unreleased tunes from the 1970’s: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest,” and “Song for Orphans.”

See a full track listing for Letter To You below.

Also featured on the record are Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons. The album was co-produced by Ron Aniello and Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Letter to You follow’s Springsteen’s 2019 album Western Stars.

Pre-order Letter To You here.

Bruce Springsteen – “Letter To You” Music Video

Letter To You Track Listing

1. One Minute You’re Here
2. Letter To You
3. Burnin’ Train
4. Janey Needs A Shooter
5. Last Man Standing
6. The Power Of Prayer
7. House Of A Thousand Guitars
8. Rainmaker
9. If I Was The Priest
10. Ghosts
11. Song For Orphans
12. I’ll See You In My Dreams

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special. In 2019, Springsteen released ‘Western Stars,’ his first studio album in five years, and together with longtime collaborator Thom Zimny he co-directed ‘Western Stars,’ a feature film released through Warner Bros.

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