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Bruce says his sixteenth album is about love
27 January 2009 - Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen's new album, Working On A Dream, reached stores this week (26 January) and the man himself says a large part of it is centred around his relationship with wife Patti Scialfa.
It’s also built up some political resonance since the title track was first performed in Cleveland for Barack Obama’s 2008 US Presidential campaign.
Speaking to the BBC, he explained: “I guess it deals with love and mortality. There’s the song This Life and I guess the other one is Kingdom Of Days - those are songs that tackle love’s eternalness. "I’m gonna sing in a big voice that I’ve steered away from for a long time."
“Me and Patti have been together for 20 years. That’s a long time and it feels like nothing but it’s a lot of experience together.”
Springsteen went on to talk about one song in particular, Kingdom Of Days.
“It’s about time,” he said, “Because I’m old enough to worry about that a little bit. So, the whole first couple of verses is about how time is obliterated in the presence of somebody you love at certain moments, how there seems to be a transcendence of time, in love.”
Springsteen counted The Righteous Brothers and The Walker Brothers as influences for Working On A Dream.
He also said: “I love the big pop productions of the 60’s…I love those big romantic records and so I thought, ‘Well this is something I haven’t done’, and so when I turned there to write, it was sort of this little vein that had been untapped and was sitting there waiting.”
Describing the album, Springsteen added: “There’s romantic songs, big melodies and I’m gonna sing in a big voice that I’ve steered away from for a long time. I just want very orchestral, rock, pop pieces and that really became the motif for where I wanted to go.”
Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam and played with Bob Dylan, produced the album.
It was recorded with the E Street Band during breaks in the group’s previous tour and Springsteen gave O’Brien full credit for his work.
“He [O’Brien] had a real idea about how to record the band powerfully, currently and true to the band’s identity, so there was enormous excitement,” said Springsteen. “That was a tremendous stimulation for me for one reason that writing through my 50’s has come very - I don’t like to say easily - but it’s been fruitful.
Hear more from Working On A Dream today (27 January) as it’s 6 Music’s Album Of The Day.
See IN BOLD above.
The CD was already produced when this interview took place so what is the deal with the quote that I've bolded above?
"I'm gonna sing..?
and why is this in quotations as if it is some sort of a prolific statement?
TAKE NOTE of the suggestive nature of the BOLDED quote by Springsteen and how this particular comment was chosen to be quoted so that his name could appear afterward.
Thank goodness two of the songs on Working on a Dream TACKLE love's eternalness because, I don't think one single person in the world would be able to make it through this life without the in depth explanations he offers the universe about difficult subject matters such as pedophilia and sexually deviant behavior as expressed in many of his songs/lyrics.