Bruce Springsteen‘s new solo album, Western Stars, comes out today (June 14), and The Boss has dropped the video for the album’s title track.
The track, itself, tells the story of a western film actor who once “was shot by John Wayne” and how “that one scene’s bought me a thousand drinks.” The track definitely drives home Springsteen’s original statement on the album about being a return to character-driven songs. The video shows Springsteen in the role of that actor, but also as the story’s narrator performing on stage at a saloon. The shot of Patti Scialfa watching on from a table in the bar is a nice touch, for sure.
Western Stars is now available on multiple streaming platforms here. Exclusive merch bundles and vinyl pressings can be found at BruceSpringsteenStore.com.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.