Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball both 'experimental' and 'spiritual'
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 January 2012
Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' is both "experimental" and "spiritual," according to producer Jon Landau
Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' is both "experimental" and "spiritual".
'The River' singer's 17th studio album will be released in March, preceded by single 'We Take Care of Our Own' - out later today (19.01.12) - and his manager, Jon Landau, describes it is a "big-picture piece of work."
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "It's a rock record that combines elements of both Bruce's classic sound and his Seeger Sessions with new textures and styles.
"It was an experimental effort with a new producer. Bruce and Ron [Aniello, producer] used a wide variety of players to create something that both rocks and is very fresh."
Among musicians to play with Bruce on the record are members of the E Street Band, who accompany him live, as well as Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and possibly former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain.
Jon also said the album has "social overtones" and a "very pronounced spiritual dimension."
Another source who has heard the record said it is the singer's "angriest" to date.
The source said: "It extends and deepens the vision that has animated all of Bruce's work. He gets into economic justice quite a bit. He feels it's the angriest album he's ever made."