The Boss is angry. And he is going to sing about it.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band are set to release their as-yet untitled 18th studio album, which deals with political issues mirrored in the Occupy Wall Street protests.
“He gets into economic justice quite a bit,” a source familiar with the album told the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s very rock’n’roll. He feels it’s the angriest album he’s ever made. Bear in mind, though, that he wrote and recorded the majority of the album before the Occupy movements started, so he’s not just setting headlines to music.”
Springsteen’s music is famous for its blue-collar sentiment, and the singer has been a vocal advocate for liberal causes.
The Boss campaigned for Sen. John Kerry’s unsuccessful presidential bid in 2004, and his song “No Surrender” was the campaign’s theme song.
“The Rising” was President Barack Obama’s theme song during the 2008 campaign.
Springsteen’s last studio album, “The Promise,” was released in 2010.
Some have speculated that the latest record will be released when Springsteen gives the keynote address at the South by Southwest music and film festival on March 15 in Austin, Texas.