Bruce Springsteen

The Boss has pulled out a stunning track that seeps its way into your consciousness with each click of the Spotify play button, not to mention a hypnotic video with sing-a-long karaoke lyrics. The song’s arrangement transports you back to such classics as Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin'” and Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on My Mind” like it had every right to become an instant radio classic. The driving country train beat on the snare, the single chord piano progression, the arching string sections weaving in an out of the track and the unmistakable country slide guitar create a lushness and beauty rarely heard on a Bruce Springsteen recording. But it is the lyrics that really hooked me, especially as they are so easy to read on the video.

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