Tom Morello toured with the Boss through 2013 and greatly inspired this new set of music. So much so, in fact, that Morello appears throughout the new album’s tracks. By way of introduction to High Hopes, Springsteen has released a video featuring photos by Danny Clinch and Australian tour footage, as well as vintage video bits. Pre-orders are now available.
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Last spring the pair released “Carousel”, a 7-inch that yielded another pick for PopMatters’ Spring 2013 New Music Playlist, “Click”. Now, the band is preparing to drop a full album in January via Polyvinyl Records, with the title track “Forever” ready to preview. The song begins with action packed distortion worthy of a film score, before vocal and percussive layers make way for a melodic chorus through the creative clutter. Thoughtful lyrics bring an introspective vibe that allows for a bit of ironic shoe gazing, as Prudhomme sings “Thinking about myself too much I can see that/I don’t know what to be.”