Bruce Springsteen has released the song ‘Tucson Train‘ globally, along with a performance video by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning director Thom Zimny. The black-and-white video features many of the musicians who appear on his new album ‘Western Stars’.
Zimny is a longtime chronicler of Springsteen’s career whose recent film credits include the “Springsteen on Broadway” Netflix special and “The Ties That Bind” documentary on the making of “The River” album.
‘Tucson Train‘ is the third track released in advance of ‘Western Stars’, following ‘Hello Sunshine‘ — called “Gorgeous…bold…vivid” by Pitchfork and the “lush…emotional ode” (Billboard) ‘There Goes My Miracle‘.
Columbia Records will release ‘Western Stars‘, Springsteen’s 19th studio album, on 14th June. The first new studio album from Springsteen in five years, ‘Western Stars‘ draws inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
The 13 tracks of Western Stars were recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York, and encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced Western Stars with Springsteen, and the album’s musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players. The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst.
“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements,” says Springsteen. “It’s a jewel box of a record.”
‘Western Stars’ track listing…
- Hitch Hikin’
- The Wayfarer
- Tucson Train
- Western Stars
- Sleepy Joe’s Café
- Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
- Chasin’ Wild Horses
- Somewhere North of Nashville
- There Goes My Miracle
- Hello Sunshine
- Moonlight Motel