“The Boss” is back with an epic new release. American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has released the second single from his upcoming solo album Western Stars, out on June 14. The song follows the album’s first single, “Hello Sunshine.”
The track is a full-bodied, powerful ballad. Backed by orchestral instruments, Springsteen’s vocals soar as he reflects on love lost. The song takes heavy inspiration from 70s SoCal pop music. In a 2017 cover story for Variety, the rocker said, “[Western Stars] is influenced by Southern California pop music of the 70s: Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records.”
“There Goes My Miracle” is focused on Springsteen’s gift for poetic storytelling. He writes and sings with such earnestness that he can tap into life experiences many have shared. Springsteen has said that the new album will focus more on that angle, with the intention of not letting the meaning get caught up in a rock arrangement. In that same Variety piece, he stated, “It’s a singer-songwriter record…It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise, more Tunnel of Love and Devils & Dust, but it’s not like them at all. Just different characters living their lives.”
Perhaps the singer’s time on Broadway has reignited his love of storytelling. Springsteen debuted his own stage show Springsteen on Broadway in 2017, with an accompanying album following soon after. He creates a level of intimacy with listeners as he pulls them into his world.
There is no news yet as to whether Springsteen will tour in support of Western Stars. However, he has revealed that he has written new material for an upcoming E Street Band album. Springsteen does have plans to tour in support of that record.
Make sure to check out the lyric video for “There Goes My Miracle” below!
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