Bruce Springsteen Drops New Video for ‘Hello Sunshine’ (Watch)
Bruce Springsteen fans experienced a little midnight madness when he dropped a new video for his single, “Hello Sunshine” on YouTube.
Springsteen doesn’t appear in the lip, which shows a classic car with New Jersey plates cruising through the desert.
The album–titled “Western Stars”–is set to arrive on June 14, he shared in a post.
#WesternStars coming June 14,” he wrote, adding: “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.” – Bruce.
The record–which includes 13 songs–“takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The 13 tracks of ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope,” according to a statement.
Springsteen has been hinting at a solo record since 2017, sharing with Variety that the music on the record “is influenced by Southern California pop music of the ’70s.”
“Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records,” he said. “I don’t know if people will hear those influences, but that was what I had in my mind. It gave me something to hook an album around; it gave me some inspiration to write.”
The single certainly owes its influence to the Harry Nilsson hit, “Everybody’s Talking,” which was later recorded by the late Glen Campbell.
In it, he sings that he’s “had a little sweet spot for the rain,” and that “if you fall in love wit lonely, you’ll end up that way.”
Springsteen produced the album alongside Ron Aniello. Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments on all tracks.
The album is currently streaming and available for pre-order.
Check out the lyric video, below: