Entertainment Bruce Springsteen drops powerful, rocking new single 'Ghosts' from upcoming album
Yusuf/Cat Stevens breaks down every song on his seminal breakthrough Tea for the Tillerman
The legendary songwriter revisits his 1970 classic 50 years after its release. The original album resonated with fans left disoriented by the tumult of the ‘60s. Like the singer, they too felt unfulfilled by modern existence and believed technology had provided more questions than answers. Man’s search for meaning is not an uncommon topic in art, but few articulated it so eloquently — and tunefully — than Yusuf. During this similarly troubled time, the revamped version of Tillerman will introduce the music to a whole new generation of listeners. “The major message is that one must follow one's heart.
is getting reflective — and harkening back to his classic sound — on his new single "Ghosts."
The Boss dropped the song, the second single from, on Thursday. Like the rest of the album, "Ghosts" was recorded with the E Street Band completely live in the studio, and its sound is reminiscent of the group's classic output on Springsteen albums like and The River. The song's lyrics also reflect on Springsteen's history with the band and their experience making music together.
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"'Ghosts' is about the beauty and joy of being in a band, and the pain of losing one another to illness and time," Springsteen said in a statement. (Two longtime members of the E Street Band, multi-instrumentalist Danny Federici and saxophonist Clarence Clemons, died in 2008 and 2011, respectively.) "'Ghosts' tries to speak to the spirit of the music itself, something none of us owns but can only discover and share together. In the E Street Band, it resides in our collective soul, powered by the heart."
Letter to You marks Springsteen's first time performing with the band since 2016's The River tour. The album was recorded live with the band in five days using no overdubs, according to the singer, who said the process was "one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”
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The winner of the Mercury Prize will be announced on The One Show on Thursday, with Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Stormzy all battling it out for the coveted award. For the first time ever, Radio 1's Annie Mac will reveal which artist has been recognised as creating the best British or Irish album of the year on the BBC programme. The award ceremony is usually a glamorous affair hosted by Hyundai in London, but due to coronavirus, Annie, 42, will deliver the judges' verdict live on air instead.
The album is set to drop on Oct. 23. You can listen to "Ghosts" in the video below.
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