Published Sep 06, 2016While Bruce Springsteen is offering up a few rarities from the archives this month via the Chapter and Verse companion album to his Born to Run autobiography, fans of the iconic rocker can look forward to even more new tunes. Though its details have yet to arrive in full, an already-completed solo album is expected to be released in 2017.
An interview with the Boss explains that he finished recording the as-yet-untitled LP over a year ago, but opted to hang onto it for a while so he could focus on his The River anniversary tour with the E Street Band, and on penning his memoirs.
"It's a solo record, more of a singer-songwriter kind of record," he told Vanity Fair.
But while other solo records like 1982's Nebraska and 1995's The Ghost of Tom Joad were spare acoustic offerings, Springsteen said the forthcoming release is inspired by the '60s-period collaborations of Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. Or, as he calls them, "pop records with a lot of strings and instrumentation."
Little else has been explained behind the project as of yet, but the record is expected to arrive in 2017. It'll be Springsteen's first album of new material since 2012's Wrecking Ball.
As previously reported, Chapter and Verse features some of Springsteen's biggest hits, as well as rare performances from his teenaged band, the Castilles. The collection arrives September 23 through Columbia. His Born to Run memoir sees release September 27 via Simon & Schuster.