Published May 06, 2019Though Bruce Springsteen only recently announced plans for new solo album Western Stars, the legendary songwriter has now revealed that he's written a new album of material for the E Street Band.
As Variety reports, the Boss broke the news in conversation with Martin Scorsese at a Netflix promotional event in Los Angeles last night (May 5) for the Boss' Springsteen on Broadway.
Speaking at length about songwriting inspiration, Springsteen revealed he "spent about seven years" without writing E Street Band material, only breaking out of his writer's block a month ago.
"About a month or so ago, I wrote almost an album's worth of material for the band," Springsteen recalled. "And it came out of just… I mean, I know where it came from, but at the same time, it just came out of almost nowhere. And it was good, you know. I had about two weeks of those little daily visitations, and it was so nice."
Springsteen then added, laughing, "It makes you so happy. You go, 'Fuck, I'm not fucked, all right? There'll be another tour!"
The E Street Band haven't been Springsteen's primary backing outfit since 2009's Working on a Dream. Select members of the group, however, appeared on Springsteen's 2012 LP Wrecking Ball.
In 2016, Springsteen and the E Street Band toured behind the anniversary reissue of the songwriter's 1980 album The River. He has yet to map out tour dates behind the forthcoming Western Stars, which arrives June 14 via Columbia.