Springsteen will release his own solo album Western Stars on 14 June, which follows on from last year’s Springsteen on Broadway. The album was released after his New York residency and in conjunction with a Netflix special.
The musician told Variety that Western Stars is “influenced by Southern California pop music of the ’70s: Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records.”
He added: “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.”
“And also, it’s a singer-songwriter record. It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise, more ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘Devils and Dust,’ but it’s not like them at all. Just different characters living their lives.”
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