Bruce Springsteen Talks About His Upcoming Album And Reveals It Was Created During ‘Strangely Hopeless Times’

The iconic rockstar Bruce Springsteen recently appeared received a very meaningful prize, and during his acceptance speech, he talked about how Woody Guthrie’s work inspired his music while dropping a bombshell considering his soon-to-be-released studio album.

As you know, Bruce Springsteen is one of the most famous rockstars of all time, and his career spans over five decades. Although he’s received numerous awards and prizes, his most recent one was very important to him as it stands for a cause very close to his heart. A couple of days ago, Springsteen became the eighth recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize.

The Woody Guthrie Prize is given annually to one artist ‘who speaks out for social justice through their works in a way that exemplifies the folk pioneer’s spirit.’ In his speech, Springfield expressed his gratitude for being given this meaningful award and said that he was 28 when he came across Gurthie’s music with which he ‘found hope.’

Here’s what he said during his speech to the audience and Guthrie’s daughter Nora:

I was going through a period in my life when I felt strangely hopeless. 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town was a dark examination of what I felt my community of people that I come from and that I was speaking to, who were under siege.

It wasn’t until I came across your father’s work that I found that hope.”

He went on to say:

“Gurthie’s was the first music where I found a reflection of America that I believed to be true. Where I believed that the veils had been pulled off and what I was seeing was the real country that I live in and what was at stake for the people and citizenry who are my neighbors and friends.”

After praising his idol who really helped Bruce shape his music career, he went on to talk about the places that have inspired most of his writing. He said that California was a huge influence on his most ‘topical writing through my ‘90s, 2000s, and even now’ and went on to drop a bomb by saying that he has a ‘new record coming out soon that’s set largely in the West.’

This is what he said about his upcoming record:

“California was an enormous influence on some of my most topical writing through my ’90s, 2000s, and even now. We have a record coming out soon that’s set largely in the West.”

Click here for the source and you can listen to the latest track that Bruce Springsteen released below.