So Springsteen’s new single has been floating around for a couple of days but I made a conscious decision to not write about it until I had some more time to digest it. There are some things about it that I do like: the trashcan percussion, and…the intro? It’s a mish-mash of big themes and imagery that’s designed to get you going. Take, for example: “From Chicago to New Orleans/From the muscle to the bone/From the shotgun shack to the Superdome.” Feeling it yet? This song isn’t that far removed from his more recent efforts; it’s direct-made for radio and sing-alongs that will seriously work for some people. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke gave the song a four out of five, and the magazine gave his last album, Working On a Dream, a perfect score.
I don’t know what that’s all about.