Bruce Springsteen greets fans at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Freehold to promote the release of his new book,”Born to Run,” in 2016.
Bob Bielk, Asbury Park Press
So, how was your April?
Bruce Springsteen wrote an album’s worth of new songs for the E Street Band last month, he said during an event with film director Martin Scorsese on Sunday, May 5 at the Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. It was opening night of the Netflix Emmy Awards campaign called the “FYSee Experience.”
“About a month or so ago, I wrote almost an album’s worth of material for the band,” said Springsteen on the Netflix stage, according to Variety. “And it came out of just … I mean, I know where it came from, but at the same time, it just came out of almost nowhere. And it was good, you know. I had about two weeks of those little daily visitations, and it was so nice.”
“It makes you so happy. You go, ‘(Blank), I’m not (blanked), all right?’ There’ll be another tour!”
The Boss said there was a dry spell when it came to writing E Street Band songs.
“It’s like I’ve spent about seven years without writing anything for the band,” Springsteen said. “I couldn’t write anything for the band. And I said, ‘Well, of course … you’ll never be able to do that again!’ And it’s a trick every time you do it, you know? But it’s a trick that, because of that fact that you can’t explain, cannot be self-consciously duplicated. It has to come to you in inspiration.”
The Boss was duly inspired.
“You have to capture a little piece of the divine,” Springsteen said. “And it can come in many, many forms. But whenever I really have written something that I felt has some quality to it, there’s always that little piece of ‘I’m not exactly sure where that came from. I know how I got here or how I got there, but…’”
Springsteen, who also performed at the event, will release a new solo studio album called “Western Stars” on June 14 from Columbia Records. A single, “Hello Sunshine,” was released last month.
The film version of his “Springsteen on Broadway” was shown on Netflix starting Dec. 16, 2018.
Springsteen joined Little Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul during the West Coast record release show for the band’s new album, “Summer of Sorcery,” Saturday, May 4 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.
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