It was only last year that Bruce Springsteen delivered the late-career highlight Western Stars, but evidently feeling fired up The Boss has re-teamed with his faithful E Street Band for a new album called Letter To You, which will be released on October 23. The announcement comes along with the sharing of the album’s title track, and Springsteen had this to share about it:
“I love the emotional nature of ‘Letter To You,’ and I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”
The sound of the band playing live that he mentions is certainly palpable in listening to “Letters To You”, which sounds like a pristine recording from a lost concert. The Boss and the Band sound charged, gallivanting through this classic rock stomper, pushing the legendary singer to emotional heights and depths with his vocals. Like Springsteen’s most popular radio hits, “Letter To You” sounds timeless, and should be played loud and with friends, just having a good time.