By Chris Rotolo, The Creator
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band dropped the outfit’s first single, “We Take Care Of Our Own,” this morning from its forthcoming full-length release, set to drop March 6th. The track will reside upon the Jersey legends’ Wrecking Ball, which shares a title, and includes a rendition of, the previously released 2009 live single of the same name, written in homage of the old Giants Stadium a few days prior to the Boss and company helping to close out the old girl with a series of finale shows.
The latest number is a made-for-stadium anthem of unification; a call to care, to lend a hand, to have a heart in such troubled times, led by soaring Springsteen fret-work, a cavalcade of strings, Roy Bittan’s ivory tickling, and Little Steven’s ghostly backing vocals. ..in other words, classic Boss & The Es Street Band.
As for the supposed anger this record rumored to spew, there was glimpse of it amidst the beauty, as Bruce takes a shot at the former Bush administration with “From Chicago to New Orleans, to the muscle to the bone/From the shotgun shack to the Super Dome/There ain’t no help, the calvary stayed home/There ain’t no one hearing the bugle blowin’/We take care of our own.”
However, I am happy to report that “We Take Care Of Our Own,” and the rest of Wrecking Ball, features all of the E Street Band, including the late great Clarence Clemons on the sax, meaning cameo on Lady Gaga’s latest release, Born This Way, will not be the final chapter in the Biggest Book We’ve Ever Read.
Check out the music video, which includes shots from inside Asbury’s newest music locale, The Press Room on Bangs Avenue, and grab a free download of “We Take Care Of Our Own” below: