NEW YORK (AP) – Fresh from his Broadway races, so New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen West for inspiration for a new album he plans to publish on June 14.
The 13-layer disc is his first new study album for five years. The title "Western Stars," said Springsteen on Thursday, the album draws inspiration from Southern California pop records from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He publishes a song and video called "Hello Sunshine" after midnight Thursday.
Springsteen wrapped up a 236-show Broadway race in December.
Springsteen recorded it primarily in New Jersey, with further work in California and New York. Ron Aniello produced and plays on the album, which also has contributions from Springstein's wife Patti Scialfa, Jon Brion, David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell.
"This record is a return to my solo footage with character-driven songs and sweeping, biographical orchestral events," he said. "It's a jewel box with a record."
Among the song titles are "Hitch Hikin", "Sleepy Joe's Cafe", "Chasin & # 39; Wild Horses" and "There Goes My Miracle."