Apple TV+ will release the original documentary feature Bruce Springsteen‘s Letter to You on Oct. 23rd. A release announcing the verité doc promises fans a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process in the film which will drop on the same day as The Boss’ new album, Letter to You.
The movie will feature full performances from the E Street Band, in-studio footage, never-before-seen archival video and the rock icon taking fans on a deeper dive into the making of Letter to You. The press release notes that the documentary will contain film of Springsteen and his longtime band recording the album, with final-take performances of the 10 original songs on the collection.
“Written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny (Western Stars, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Springsteen on Broadway), the film is a tribute to the E Street Band, to rock music itself and to the role it has played in Springsteen’s life,” according to the statement. The movie was produced by the singer’s manager Jon Landau and Zimny, and co-produced by Barbara Carr, with Springsteen serving as executive producer.
Letter to You is the first album Springsteen recorded live with the E Street Band since 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. The rock icon’s 20th studio release has been described as a “rock album fueled by the band’s heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound” in a statement. The collection includes nine songs recently written by Springsteen and three new versions of previously unreleased tracks from the 1970s: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest” and “Song for Orphans.”
Check out the trailer for the doc below.