Bruce Springsteen announces new album 'Western Stars'

Having spent the last year performing his one-man show on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen is returning to his roots as he announces the details of his nineteenth studio album.

The new full-length 'Western Stars' is his first collection of new material since 2014's 'High Hopes', was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York, and according to the press release, draws "inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s".

Speaking about his upcoming release, The Boss added, “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements. It's a jewel box of a record."

Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, alongside other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four of the tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst.

Check out the full tracklisting for 'Western Stars' below.

'Western Stars' Tracklist:
1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

More News

The Snuts return with new single 'Maybe California'

With their sold out UK tour kicking off later this week, which will also include support slots alongside Lewis Capaldi, The Snuts have now returned... 2 months 1 week ago

Stormzy shares new single 'Sounds Of The Skeng'

Fresh off the back of his chart-topping collaboration with Ed Sheeran on 'Take Me Back To London', Stormzy has now returned with his latest grime... 2 months 1 week ago

Chastity Belt share new track 'Drown'

With only a couple of weeks left before we get to hear their highly-anticipated new album, Chastity Belt have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted... 2 months 1 week ago

Foals share new track 'The Runner'

With the second half of their highly-anticipated double album expected to arrive next month, Foals have now dropped the next cut to be lifted from... 2 months 1 week ago

Belle & Sebastian share new track 'This Letter'

With their highly-anticipated new soundtrack album set to arrive this time next week, Belle... 2 months 1 week ago

Pizzagirl unveils new single 'dennis'

With his eagerly-awaited debut album arriving next month, Pizzagirl aka Liam Brown has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming... 2 months 1 week ago

Sampa The Great delivers new single 'Heaven'

With her highly-anticipated debut album now just one week away, Sampa The Great has unveiled the next cut to be lifted from her forthcoming full-... 2 months 2 weeks ago

Editors announce best-of album 'Black Gold'

Following on from their well-received sixth studio album 'Violence' last year, Editors have now announced their plans for a best-of compilation,... 2 months 2 weeks ago

Mahalia shares new single 'What You Did'

With only a couple of weeks left before we get to hear her eagerly-awaited debut album, Mahalia has now dropped what is likely the last preview... 2 months 2 weeks ago