BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is working on a new solo album without the E STREET BAND. And he says it will NOT address the current political climate.
Quote, “I’m not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe . . . that doesn’t feel necessary at the moment.” He says it feels “redundant” to him, and that politics isn’t something he’s obsessed with right now.
He says, quote, “I’m ambivalent about . . . getting on a soapbox. I still believe people fundamentally come to music to be entertained . . .
“Yes, to address their daily concerns, and yes, also to address political topics, I believe music can do that well. But I still believe fundamentally it’s an affair of the heart. People want you to go deeper than politics.”
He also says that he, quote, “never wanted to be just a proselytizer for an ideological point of view,” because that’s not his job, it’s somebody else’s. There’s no title or release date for the album yet.