As-yet-untitled album said to include loops, electronic drums and hip-hop rhythms
Bruce Springsteen is preparing to release his 24th album, said to be his “angriest” yet.
A source, who has heard the whole album, told the Hollywood Reporter: “He gets into economic justice quite a bit. It’s very rock’n’roll. He feels it’s the angriest album he’s ever made.”
The insider added ‘The Boss’ wrote and recorded the majority of the album before the Occupy movements started around the world “so he’s not just setting headlines to music.”
Produced by Ron Aniello (Patti Scialfa, Jars of Clay), the album is said to venture into unexpected areas and features loops, electronic percussion and influences veering from hip-hop to Irish folk.
While no release date has been confirmed, Springsteen is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas on March 15, fueling speculation that an album may coincide with the appearance.
Springsteen’s last album ‘The Promise’ was released in November 2010, and was a double CD compilation of previously unreleased songs drawing from the ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ sessions of 1977/8.
Springsteen and The E Street Band, who lost saxophone player Clarence Clemons last year, have also announced a round of UK tour dates for June and July.
They will play:
June 21: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
June 22: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
June 24: Isle of Wight Festival
July 14: Hard Rock Calling, London