Updated: Aug 3, 2021
LETTER TO YOU
OCTOBER 23, 2020
THE BOSS IS BACK!
Well, kind of. Actually, his previous album came out last summer, so technically he’s been back for a while.
HOWEVER, with Letter To You, Bruce Springsteen reunites with the E Street Band for the first time since 2016 to compose an album beaming with nostalgia which certainly does feel like a comeback. Whereas last year’s album Western Stars was a fantastic album, it felt like Bruce added a little bit of country into the mix and diverted slightly from his signature sound. With this latest masterpiece, The Boss shows that he still has a lot left in the tank.
In Letter To You, it is very apparent that Springsteen still has the special touch that has made him a consistent mainstay in the music industry over the last 47 years. Every single track from start to finish is beautifully written and composed.
To me, the beauty of this album is in the little things. From fantastic backup vocals to the occasional appearance of a saxophone or harmonica, every detail makes this album feel like a work of art.
Right off the bat, the opening track “One Minute You’re Here” grabs your attention with Springsteen’s gritty vocals and deep lyrical emotion. Don’t let this track mislead you though. This opening track’s vibe differs from the rest of the album. Its slow, simplistic melody is very different from every other track. The album’s tempo has a nice natural consistency throughout its entirety so I love how this song slides in perfectly at the beginning.
Just like The Boss himself, his songwriting has aged like fine wine. This album is beautifully done with a relaxing vibe that will make you lose track of time. So sit back, kick your feet up, play this album on vinyl, and enjoy one of the best albums of the year.
Keep rockin’ ya’ll 🤘
Favorite Tracks: One Minute You’re Here | Ghosts | If I Was The Priest
Least Favorite Tracks: Last Man Standing
Letter To You is now available on Spotify!