Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album “Letter to You” Due Next Month

The Boss is joined by the E Street Band once again for his 20th studio album

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen in Melbourne, Australia. (Sam Tabone/WireImage)

The Boss is back: Bruce Springsteen has announced a new studio album, Letter to You, with the E Street Band due out on Oct. 23 via Columbia Records.

The 12-track album, which will be the 20th of his career, was recorded at his home studio in New Jersey and produced by Springsteen and Ron Aniello. It features nine recently written songs, as well as three new recordings of outtakes from some of his ’70s records: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “Song for Orphans” and “If I Was the Priest.”

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” Springsteen said in a press release. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

Letter to You follows last year’s Western Stars. You can check out its complete tracklist as well as the music video for the title track, which features black-and-white footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band in the studio, below.

  1. One Minute You’re Here
  2. Letter to You
  3. Burnin’ Train
  4. Janey Needs a Shooter
  5. Last Man Standing
  6. The Power of Prayer
  7. House of a Thousand Guitars
  8. Rainmaker
  9. If I Was The Priest
  10. Ghosts
  11. Song For Orphans
  12. I’ll See You in My Dreams

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