Bruce Springsteen celebrates Obama win with new album

The Boss's new release will coincide with the inauguration of America's first black president. Unlike P Diddy, however, he isn't claiming that his brand of politicised acoustic rock swung it

Bruce Springsteen will likely release a new album next year to coincide with the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama.

The veteran rocker, who campaigned tirelessly on behalf of the 44th president of the United States, will release his 16th album in January. Billboard reports that the follow-up to last year's acclaimed Magic will probably contain the song Workin' On a Dream, which The Boss premiered at an Obama rally in Cleveland.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the album will refer specifically to Obama's ascent to power, or whether the timing is just coincidental. But we do know that Springsteen has a wealth of material left over from the Magic sessions he laid down with producer Brendan O'Brien, whether they will make the final cut or not.

The politically aware rocker was – like many others – an active supporter of Obama throughout the entire race. He campaigned tirelessly, playing fundraisers and rallies as the campaign gained momentum.

Last night saw Springsteen play the Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at New York Town Hall, alongside comedians Ricky Gervais and Whoopi Goldberg.

Magic, which saw New Jersey's favourite son reunited with The E Street Band, was named the second best album of 2007 by Rolling Stone.


Dan Martin

The GuardianTramp

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