Bruce Springsteen travels back to New Jersey rock roots for his latest single “Letter to You.” It’s part of a 12 track upcoming album by the same name, reuniting The Boss with E Street Band members for the first time since 2014.
An official video for the track depicts Bruce and band members working side by side in a matte toned studio with subtitles ascribing sweeps of lyrical pain and redemption. Scenes showing a lone traveler stumbling across the vast snow-scape are spliced in to create separation indicative of the song’s words.
In a press release, Springsteen described the song as “A rock album fueled by the band’s heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. “I love the emotional nature of ‘Letter To You.’"
"And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”
Letter To You is a collection of nine new Springsteen tracks, including three previously unreleased 1970’s songs: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest” and “Song for Orphans.” Springsteen’s latest album follows his 2019 musical and film release Western Stars, narrated by the artist as he performs with an orchestra.
Springsteen has kept his feet to the road during COVID quarantine. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s London Calling, along with the life of the band’s frontman Joe Strummer, Bruce joined artists like Tom Morello and Bob Weir for a special livestream tribute concert, back in August.