Keeping busy during the pandemic, Bruce Springsteen has spent his time working on special collaborations with The Killers and U.S. heartland rock icon John Mellencamp. The New Jersey icon revealed the great news during an appearance on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio, confirming his work with The Killers is set to drop imminently.
The Boss revealed he has “done something” with Brandon Flowers and the band, and is “going to come out soon, in a week or so. I’ve been staying busy.” Springsteen has also “worked on three songs” with Mellencamp and has “spent some time in Indiana with him”. Bruce said John is a “great songwriter” who he has “become very close, and had a lot of fun with”.
The Killers recently teased a collaboration with a mystery artist on social media, before revealing it was in fact Bruce Springsteen.
Taking to social media yesterday, the band shared; “We’re announcing a killer collab (pun intended) later this week, but you’ve got to figure out who it’s with”. Fans were initially asked to submit their guesses on the secret collaborator, before having to announce the collaboration after Springsteen had done so.
Looks like the cat’s out of the bag. When The Boss decides it’s time to make an announcement, it’s time to make an announcement. pic.twitter.com/0ltbHfwdpG
— The Killers (@thekillers) June 10, 2021
A cryptic clue provided to fans had previously seen a photo of a Ferris wheel on a crowded boardwalk, accompanied by the caption: “This city is down on the boardwalk and also the title of a song by our mystery artist.” The clue was a rather telling reference to Springsteen’s 1982 track, Atlantic City, as pointed out by one eagle-eyed fan.
In other news, Springsteen is set to return to Broadway on June 26th, with follow up shows on the 29th and 30th. Other shows will run at the St. James Theatre for the first half of July, and the second half of August. The Boss also recently released his twentieth studio album, Letter To You in October last year, Springsteen’s first since 2014’s High Hopes.