Brice Springsteen did a two-part cover story for Variety, during which he spoke New Jersey, Broadway, Trump, you know – the usual interview fare these days.
Nestled in the interview was information about his next album, which he has alredy completed. Thankfully, Springsteen hasn’t gone all political this time around, confessing that “topical writing at the moment doesn’t hold a lot of interest to me.”
“I really got out a lot of what I had to say in that vein on Wrecking Ball“, he explains. “I’m not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe; that doesn’t feel necessary at the moment.”
Surprisingly, the E Street Band won’t feature on the album, either.
“It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise. But it’s not like them at all”, he explains, citing ’70s artists such as Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, and Burt Bacharach as the main sonic touchstones.
“I don’t know if people will hear those influences, but that was what I had in my mind. It gave me something to hook an album around; it gave me some inspiration to write. And also, it’s a singer-songwriter record.”
He is yet to lock in a sturdy release date.“I’ve just been caught up in other projects. It’s kind of waiting for its moment. Good music doesn’t go away!”