'The Boss' sings on a new track written in response to Gulf Coast oil spill

Bruce Springsteen has recorded a song for the new Pete Seeger album.

The Boss sings two verses and a chorus on new track ‘God Is Counting On Us’, which was apparently written in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.

The track will feature on 92-year-old Seeger‘s new album, expected to be released around Christmas through Appleseed Recordings, according to Billboard.com.


The song will mark the sixth time Springsteen has collaborated with Seeger in recent years. He featured on tracks on 1998’s ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone?’, and ‘Sowing The Seeds’ and ‘Give Us Your Poor’, both from 2007, among others.

In 2006 Springsteen released ‘We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions’, a album that reinterpreted folk songs made popular by Seeger.

Seeger‘s most recent release ‘Tomorrow’s Children’ won a Grammy this year as the Best Album For Children. Meanwhile, Springsteen this week paid tribute to his “beloved comrade” Clarence Clemons, who has suffered a stroke. He said: “Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again.”