Music | May 14, 2021 11:49 am

Bruce Springsteen Says He Has a New Album Coming “Soon”

The Boss hinted at new music while accepting the Woody Guthrie Prize

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the The Rainforest Fund 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Presents 'We'll Be Together Again' at Beacon Theatre on December 09, 2019 in New York City.
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It’s only been seven months since Bruce Springsteen put out his latest album, the excellent Letter to You, but apparently he’s been hard at work on a follow-up. While accepting the Woody Guthrie Prize last night, the Boss revealed that he has another new album coming out “soon.”

Springsteen is the eighth recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, which honors artists who speak out for social justice in their work in the spirit of the legendary folk musician. He accepted the award from his home in New Jersey via livestream, and in his speech he mentioned that the state of California featured heavily into his “most topical” songwriting: “The ’90s, the 2000s, and even now on a record coming out soon set largely in the West. So I got very involved in telling those Western stories through my work.”

This isn’t the first time this decade that Springsteen has been inspired by the West. In 2019, he released his Western Stars album, along with an accompanying documentary film of the same name. There’s no word yet on when exactly we can expect this new project to be released.

Springsteen also covered Guthrie’s songs “Tom Joad” and “Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)” during the livestream, as well as his own “Across The Border” and “The Ghost Of Tom Joad.” You can check out a clip of him accepting the award below.