Tuesday, August 28, 2007

He just wants to hear some rhythm.

I've got goosebumps. Springsteen's new song, "Radio Nowhere," is available as a free download today at iTunes. I've listened to it and it's pretty good. It's a bit of a rocker and its mid-tempo drive feels like it's fighting like hell to go even faster. It presses and presses as its singer seeks and wants for proof that he's not alone in his yearning.

One thing: Three seconds in and you wonder if he's about to cover Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny." Someone else heard Warren Zevon's "Splendid Isolation" in the melody. She's dead on. I hear it, too.

There is nothing really awesome about this song in and of itself; it's a very simple tune with lyrics that impress on first listen but aren't really especially profound. That said, it's a good song and it's always good to get a taste of new Springsteen material. The whole thing drops October 2.

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
  1. Radio Nowhere
  2. You'll Be Comin' Down
  3. Livin' In The Future
  4. Your Own Worst Enemy
  5. Gypsy Biker
  6. Girls In Their Summer Clothes
  7. I'll Work For Your Love
  8. Magic
  9. Last To Die
  10. Long Walk Home
  11. Devil's Arcade


melusina said...

Awesome! I'm definitely looking forward to the new album.

newton said...

the song isn't fantastic, but it seems inspired and ready to do more than is being asked of it. let's whole the whole album has that feel (minus the whole "not fantastic" thing).

S said...

Well I just love Jenny Jenny so I will have to give it a listen.

My favorite Bruce song is def Cover Me and The River a close second.