Bruce Springsteen called in to SiriusXM’s E Street Radio on Wednesday morning (July 10) to chat with hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo about his album Western Stars. During conversation, he revealed he shot a film where he performs the album from start to finish.
“We knew we weren’t going to tour,” Springsteen said. “So I was looking for a way to get some of the music live to an audience and so we figured that was the best way to do it. We’re looking forward to getting it to the fans when we can.”
“I thought the record was a little off to the left and I really didn’t know quite know what kind of response it was going to get,” he continued of fan reactions to the record. “But just walking around and talking to fans on the street and seeing how the record was received was very exciting. It made us look how for we can further that experience for the fans without going out and playing live right now because I’m still working on some other things.”
Western Stars, which dropped June 14, marked the legend’s 20th top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, beginning at No. 2 with 66,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 20, according to Nielsen Music.
Listen to the full interview with Springsteen below.
— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) July 10, 2019