Radio Nova’s Bruce Springsteen has released “Ghosts” from his new album Letter To You, out October 23rd on Columbia Records.
The new song arrives with a video that includes clips of the E Street Band tracking Letter To You in-studio, interspersed with archival snapshots of Springsteen’s earliest years as a musician in local bands like The Castiles.
The new video is directed by Thom Zimny, who directed Springsteen’s documentary films Wings for Wheels: The Making of ‘Born to Run’, The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ and Bruce Springsteen: A Conversation with His Fans.
“Ghosts” was recorded by the E Street Band live and together at Springsteen’s home studio, resulting in a sound that complements the career-spanning concert footage that also appears within the Thom Zimny-directed visual.
“’Ghosts’ is about the beauty and joy of being in a band, and the pain of losing one another to illness and time,” says Springsteen. “’Ghosts’ tries to speak to the spirit of the music itself, something none of us owns but can only discover and share together. In the E Street Band, it resides in our collective soul, powered by the heart.”
“Ghosts” is the second song released in advance of Letter To You, following the record’s title track.
Letter To You is Springsteen’s 20th studio album and marks his first time performing with the E Street Band since The River 2016 tour. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
“I love the emotional nature of Letter to You,” the singer said. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in a studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs.”
Letter to You features 12 songs in total, including three songs Springsteen wrote in the early 1970s but never released. He previously said the album was recorded in just five days.
The superstar presents a new weekly 90-minute show called “From My Home to Yours” every Thursday evening at 7pm (repeated Sunday mornings at 9am).
In the new show, ‘The Boss’ plays records from his own personal collection and share his thoughts and stories, direct from his home in New Jersey exclusively on Radio Nova in Ireland. It’s the perfect music marriage!
“I’m am here to wish you well and to play you some songs that kind of work with the times that we’re living through,” said Springsteen.
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