Bruce Springsteen releases new album ‘Western Stars’

Bruce Springsteen’s 19th studio album ‘Western Stars’ is out today via Columbia Records. 

The 13-track release marks Springsteen’s first new studio record in five years. Produced by Springsteen and Ron Aniello, the album draws inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. ‘Western Stars’ features music from more than 20 players, including Patti Scialfa, Jon Brion, David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell.

A music video for the title track is also released today, directed by Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny. Featuring Springsteen in scenes inspired by the song’s lyrics, the video includes performance footage and vignettes shot in Joshua Tree, California. Zimny previously directed the performance video for ‘Tucson Train’, which was the first visual to be released from the album.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’. He has received a host of awards including twenty Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

Listen to ‘Western Stars’ here.