BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ” Tuscon Train “

Posted: May 30, 2019 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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The march towards Bruce Springsteen’s 19th studio LP release continues. Bruce has shared another track from the upcoming album “Western Stars” “Tuscon Train,” an expansive ode to escapes that don’t leave everything behind. After outrunning his “darkness,” our narrator now finds himself pausing, waiting for his love to catch up—”I’m wailing down at the station,” he sings, “Just praying to the five-fifteen/I’ll wait all God’s creation Just to show her a man can change”—while our 69-year-old rocker leans, again, into his Western influences.

Springsteen hasn’t released a new collection of original material in seven years but the rocker’s hardly been resting on his laurels. The past several years have seen him celebrate the 35th anniversary of his 1980 LP, The River, with a massive tour with the E Street Band as well release his highly regarded memoir, Born to Run. He then adapted the work for a lengthy stint on Broadway, which kicked off in October 2017 and stretched halfway through the following year.

So far, he has also shared the forlorn “There Goes My Miracle” and the reflective “Hello Sunshine,” named one of the best songs of 2019. Western Stars is due out June 14th, and while thematic details remain sparse, Springsteen seems to be steadying his gaze on the grittier, more difficult corners of his mind and personality—something he’s comes to terms with throughout his life.

“I have come close enough to [mental illness] where I know I am not completely well myself,” the singer and songwriter confessed in 2018 . “I’ve had to deal with a lot of it over the years, and I’m on a variety of medications that keep me on an even keel; otherwise I can swing rather dramatically and . . . just . . . the wheels can come off a little bit. So we have to watch, in our family. I have to watch my kids, and I’ve been lucky there. It ran in my family going way before my dad.”

Western Stars is Springsteen’s first album since 2014’s High Hopes. Expanding on his upcoming album, Springsteen said, “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements. It’s a jewel box of a record.”

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