It was a perfect example of out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new last week in New Jersey, as Bruce Springsteen introduced a new song to his repetoire amidst bidding adieu to the soon-to-be-destroyed Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands.
“Wrecking Ball” was first played on Night One, Sept. 30, of the series, but captured in its entirety in the video below on Oct. 2.
The track kicks off in the Boss’ typical lyrically endearing fashion: “I was raised out of steel here in the swamps of New Jersey…” And how could he not, in his hometown? The track alludes to wizening of the years and turning 60, a birthday he celebrated on Sept. 23.
Yeah. We hope we sound and look that good when we’re 60, too.
No word yet on whether the song will be recorded and released as a single any time soon.
He will have a few more dates to practice is some more, as he and the E street band continue their tour until the end of November. The group has been lately playing Springsteen albums like “Born to Run” and “Born in the U.S.A.” in their entirety.
As previously reported, it looks like the band will be taking a long break thereafter.