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Bruce Springsteen shares new single “Hello Sunshine”: Stream

The first track off Western Stars recalls the sounds of Glenn Campbell and Burt Bacharach

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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

    On Thursday morning, Bruce Springsteen rode on up on his horse with confirmation of his first new album in five years, Western Stars, due out June 14th via Columbia. As promised, he’s let loose his first new single off the record, “Hello Sunshine”.

    Seeing how the album draws inspiration from the SoCal pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, it’s not surprising to hear echoes of Glenn Campbell’s somber vocals or the arrangements of Burt Bacharach. Springsteen’s wearing his influences aboard a train from Middle America to the West Coast.

    “You know I always liked that empty road/ No place to be and miles to go,” he croons deep into the ballad, which soon connects with a mild warning, of “You can get a little too fond of the blues/ you walk too far, you walk away.” At 69 years old, he’s still imparting words of wisdom. Probably always will.

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    Hitch a ride with Bruce and hit the open roads by watching the song’s accompanying video, which you can see below.

    Western Stars Tracklist:
    01. Hitch Hikin’
    02. The Wayfarer
    03. Tucson Train
    04. Western Stars
    05. Sleepy Joe’s Café
    06. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
    07. Chasin’ Wild Horses
    08. Sundown
    09. Somewhere North of Nashville
    10. Stones
    11. There Goes My Miracle
    12. Hello Sunshine
    13. Moonlight Motel

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