SPRINGSTEEN ‘FLOAT’S AWAY

The star plays guitar and sings on the Philadelphia outfit's second LP...

Bruce Springsteen has popped up as a guest on the forthcoming new album by PHILADELPHIA’s MARAH.

The rock and roll legend plays guitar and sings on ‘Float Away’, a track lifted from ‘Float Away With the Friday Night Gods’, set to appear in early June on Artemis Records.

“We knew him a bit previously,” guitarist Dave Bielanko told Rolling Stone. “I think that he was fairly fond of what we had done, and he came out to see us a couple times in New Jersey. He’s my hero.”

He added: “He’s definitely not the star of the song. Towards the end there’s someone else singing, and if you know Bruce Springsteen it’s him, but the casual listener might not even to catch onto it. We wanted Bruce Springsteen to play a guitar solo, and he did on that song. I’ve always been a huge fan of him as a guitar player. He’s a very expressive, high-end-y, dramatic guitar player and that’s what we wanted — and ultimately he wound up singing on it a bit as well.”

The band recorded the album, the follow-up to 2000’s ‘Kids in Philly’ at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales with producer and long-time Oasis associate Owen Morris.