Bruce Springsteen is returning with a new album on March 6th called “Wrecking Ball”. He just released a video for the song “We Take Care Of Our Own” which mixes the sounds and feelings of songs like “The Rising” and “Born in the USA”. This is the socially conscious, spiritually motivated and pissed off Springsteen. The righteous anger that he has expressed in his songs all started on the brilliant “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and he continues on as he ages.
Discovering songs like “Badlands”, “Something in the Night”, “My Father’s House” and others helped usher me into adulthood. Springsteen doesn’t look to avoid responsibility. His songs are about how to live, love, help others and fight for your dreams and passions. Some could mock him for his idealism but I give him full props for his courage to be vulnerable.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the few artists I would say actually inspires me as a human being. The balance of empathy, pointing out injustice and at the same time helping people dance and celebrate the good things in life.
What do you think of the new song and video?