“I`m alive” sings Bruce Springsteen in the chorus of the new song. History, brotherhood, nostalgia, eloquence, musicianship, and power all in one song. From a 71 year old. Now that is something else.
“’Ghosts’ is about the beauty and joy of being in a band, and the pain of losing one another to illness and time. ‘Ghosts’ tries to speak to the spirit of the music itself, something none of us owns but can only discover and share together. In the E Street Band, it resides in our collective soul, powered by the heart” says the Boss about his new song from an upcoming album “Letter To You” and describes what feelings he had when composing this simplified rock and roll old school tune. The song is young, but the hands and the mind that made it are as old as music itself. There is joy here and there is pathos. It’s real, like everything Bruce has brought into being and put out to the world.
In 1975 it was said he was the future of rock n roll, he was embarrassed ran all over london pulling down the posters. Well put those posters back up. 2020 a year so strange, people isolating countries ruled by reality stars and a 71 year old man writes a tune that sounds like this truly this is the future of rock n roll. (Ben Walker)