Song of the Day #3,958: ‘Hello Sunshine’ – Bruce Springsteen

Last week, Bruce Springsteen announced the June 14 release of a new studio album, titled Western Stars, and marked the occasion by dropping one of the album’s tracks, today’s SOTD.

Western Stars is Springsteen’s first album in five years, and his first album of new, original material since 2012’s Wrecking Ball. It’s the Boss’ 19th studio album and comes out the year he turns 70. What an amazing career he has had.

Of the album, Springsteen said “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character-driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements. It’s a jewel box of a record.”

That sounds like my cup of tea, and ‘Hello Sunshine’ is definitely a promising first glimpse at what he has in store.

[Verse 1]
Had enough of heartbreak and pain
I had a little sweet spot for the rain
For the rain and skies of grey
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?

[Verse 2]
You know I always liked my walking shoes
But you can get a little too fond of the blues
You walk too far, you walk away
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?

[Verse 3]
You know I always loved a lonely town
Those empty streets, no one around
You fall in love with lonely, you end up that way
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?

[Verse 4]
You know I always liked that empty road
No place to be and miles to go
But miles to go is miles away
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?

[Verse 5]
And miles to go is miles away
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?
Hello sunshine, won’t you stay?
Hello sunshine

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,958: ‘Hello Sunshine’ – Bruce Springsteen

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I love that Bruce is putting out new music at 70, and this is a lovely teaser. Cinematic is a good description, as this reminds me of Midnight Cowboy.

  2. Peg says:

    Love this love him ❤️

  3. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    As a recent but very quickly turned avid Bruce Springsteen fan, I was very excited when I saw that he was releasing new music! Although, I also was even more overwhelmed as that meant I would have the pleasure of exploring yet another album before I could call myself a true “Boss” fan. This track definitley has a more mature sound and it really an interesting departure from the typical themes explored by Springsteen. He normally sings about the hardships he’s facing and how he’s escaping them and in this song he’s acknowledging that tendency and recognizing that he’s content with where he’s at. This is also a more country record for Springsteen, it’ll be interesting to see if the rest of the album follows suit.

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