Bruce Springsteen has delivered a haunting new song called "Freedom Cadence," which is featured in a newly released film that explores the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on Iraq War veterans.
The film, Thank You for Your Service, was directed by Jason Hall and is based on the true story of solider Adam Schumann. As Variety reports, Hall explained to Backstreets how the contribution from the Boss came to be.
"[Schumann] had a cadence that they sang in boot camp, and [producer] Jon [Kilik] recorded him singing it on his cell phone… and played it for [Springsteen]," Hall explained. "Bruce was like, 'Oh, that's cool. How'd the movie turn out?'"
Hall added that they then played the film for Springsteen who "loved it, watched it twice, and then said, 'Send me that recording, come back in a month, and bring that kid.' So Adam went up there with Jon and recorded the song with him."
Springsteen plays banjo and harmonium on the track, while Schumann provided backing vocals. You can hear "Freedom Cadence" for yourself below. It appears during the film's end credits.
Thank You for Your Service is out now in theatres and based on a book by David Finkel. The film stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale, Amy Schumer, and Scott Haze.