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Listen: Unreleased Bruce Springsteen Demo, “Homestead,” Plus New Single on the Way

New Springsteen single due Nov. 25.

According to Sony’s website for Bruce Springsteen, a new Springsteen single, “High Hopes,” will be released on November 25.

Listen to it at the bottom of this post.

The song was written by Tom Scott McConnell who wrote it in 1987 andrecorded it in 1990 with his band the Havalinas. Springsteen originally released his version in 1995 on the Blood Brothers EP. No oe has yet confirmed if this is that recording, or a new one.

Meanwhile, the demo of “Homestead,” was written by Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky when Springsteen produced Grushecky’s 1995 album,  American Babylon.

Talking about the song during an interview, Grushecky said, “I thought the words were great, and I didn’t have a good ending, and I didn’t think the music I had matched up well with the lyrics. So I just gave it casually to Bruce and said, ‘If you can think of something, be my guest.’ And a few days later, he called me back and said he had some music he really liked to it, and we should go and record it. And of course I was thrilled.”


Live version of “High Hopes”: