Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has announced his first new studio album in five years, titled Western Stars. The Boss had been teasing something new via social media in recent days.

In an announcement, the new record is described as “drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ’60s and early ’70s.” The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release Western Stars, Springsteen’s 19th studio album, on June 14. It will be available for pre-order on Friday, April 26.

“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.”

The single “Hello Sunshine” and its video will be released just after midnight ET tonight.

Western Stars track list:
1. “Hitch Hikin'”
2. “The Wayfarer”
3. “Tucson Train”
4. “Western Stars”
5. “Sleepy Joe’s Café”
6. “Drive Fast (The Stuntman)”
7. “Chasin’ Wild Horses”
8. “Sundown”
9. “Somewhere North of Nashville”
10. “Stones”
11. “There Goes My Miracle”
12. “Hello Sunshine”
13. “Moonlight Motel”