New Bruce Springsteen Album Will Return Focus To American West
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It’s “Coming Out Soon”
Bruce Springsteen is on a roll. Just last year, he released “A Letter To You” which he recorded with his E Street Band in the course of five days at his New Jersey home studio. And more recently, he was awarded with the Woody Guthrie Prize on Thursday, May 13. At the Q&A with Guthrie’s daughter Nora and Grammy Museum Founding Executive Director Robert Santelli, The Boss confirmed that he’s working on a new record.
He also talked about the influence of California on his music. He said, “California was an enormous influence on some of my most topical writing through my ’90s, 2000s and even now. We have a record coming out soon that’s set largely in the West.”
He provided no other detail on the upcoming album. In his acceptance speech, he talked about the impact of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. He said, “I’ve always said that Bob Dylan was the father of my country, but [Woody Guthrie] was the grandfather of my country.”
“I was going through a period in my life when I felt strangely hopeless,” he recalled. “It wasn’t until I came across [Guthrie’s] work that I found that hope.”
At the same event, he performed a four-song acoustic set that featured “Tom Joad”, “Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)”, “Across The Border”, and “The Ghost of Tom Joad.”