Bruce Springsteen has released a new music video for We Take Care of Our Own, a debut track from his new album, Wrecking Ball. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
Bruce Springsteen has released a new music video for We Take Care of Our Own, a debut track from his new album, Wrecking Ball. The video features Springsteen singing predominantly in black and white amongst images of sullen, downtrodden Americans.
We yelled 'help' but the cavalry stayed home, Springsteen sings. There ain't no-one hearing the bugle blow.
Despite its upbeat tempo, We Take Care of Our Own is a darker look at America today as evident in the nostalgic images of children catching baseballs and the sad faces of Americans of all ages. Springsteen is prominently featured playing guitar in the video, but no other members of the E Street Band appear.
Springsteen's newest album titled Wrecking Ball is set for release on March 6 and will be the rock star's seventeen studio album. The new album will feature eleven new Springsteen songs with two bonus tracks and exclusive artwork and photography.
In anticipation for the release of Wrecking Ball, Springsteen will also be appeared at the 54th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Following the album release, Springsteen and the E Street Band also have an extensive Wrecking Ball World Tour planned for 2012 in the U.S. and in Europe. The tour will begin on Mar. 18 in Atlanta, Ga. and end in Helsinki, Finland at the end of July 2012.
The Wrecking Ball World Tour will make stops in 16 cities in the U.S., playing 19 shows total. Springsteen will make his last U.S. stop in Newark, N.J. before making his way to Europe for May, June and July. The New Jersey-born rock star last played in 2006 at Jazz Fest in La.
The E Street Band's members include Roy Bittan on piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren on guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa on guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent on bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt on guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg on drums; with Soozie Tyrell on violin, guitar, vocals and Charlie Giordano on keyboards. The tour will be the first since saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away last summer at 69 years old.
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