One Step Up

One Step Up off the album Tunnel of Love (1987) is a melancholy song that illustrates a troubled relationship/marriage. The song begins by describing a house with a broken furnace and a car that doesn't start, both of which can be seen as metaphors for the relationship that isn't working properly. Already in the first... Continue Reading →

Sherry Darling

At this time of year as the rain is pouring down, the days grow shorter and darker and my mind grows weary, I need music to lift my spirits. One of the songs I turn to is Sherry Darling. Sherry Darling is a summer song in its character. There's a "hot sun beating on the... Continue Reading →

This Hard Land

Springsteen began performing the song This Hard Land live in 1993. It was originally written and recorded for the album Born In The USA (1984), but was left off. Later it was re-recorded and became one of five previously unreleased songs on the 1995 Greatest Hits album. In 1998 the official 1982 studio version was released on... Continue Reading →

Western Stars [album]

One thought haunts me when I hear Bruce Springsteen's latest album, Western Stars: The young protagonist who, in the beginning of the breakthrough album Born to Run, takes his car and leaves his hometown (a city of losers) has not yet reached the end of the (Thunder) Road. He has been looking for a home... Continue Reading →

Eyes on the Horizon

Jake Clemons' new album Eyes on the Horizon that was released on September 6th, showcases Clemons' voice in quite a different way. When I say "voice" I mean it both literally and metaphorically. His vocals sounds more powerful than before. The soft satin voice from the first album is exchanged for a more growly, aggressive,... Continue Reading →

The Live Series: Songs of Love

Bruce Springsteen's The Live Series: Songs of Love was released earlier in the summer on digital streaming services. It's a 15 track compilation of love songs plucked from live recordings between 1975 and 2016. https://twitter.com/springsteen/status/1165987261021937665?s=21 So far, four "The Live Series"-playlists featuring live rarities related to certain themes, have been released. The songs on the... Continue Reading →

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