And it’s ready to come “in a week or two”
Bruce Springsteen has used his downtime to record new collaborations with The Killers and US Heartland rock icon John Mellencamp during the coronavirus pandemic.
The New Jersey icon revealed the new material during an appearance on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio, and confirmed that his collaboration with The Killers is coming soon.
“It’s Brandon [Flowers] And I with the band, we have done something that is going to come out soon in a week or so,” he said. “I keep busy.”
He added Melkamp: “I worked on three songs on John’s album and I spent some time with him in Indiana. I love John so much. He’s a great songwriter and I’ve grown very close to him and with him. Had a lot of fun. I sang a little bit on his record.”
The Killer also teased a collaboration with a mystery artist on social media before it was The Boss.
“We’re announcing a killer collab (pun intended) this weekend, but you’ll have to find out who it’s with,” he wrote on social media yesterday (June 10).
Looks like the cat is out of the bag. When the boss decides it’s time to announce, it’s time to announce. pic.twitter.com/0ltbHfwdpG
— the killers (@thekillers) 10 June 2021
He initially encouraged fans to submit their guesses here, before revealing the collaboration after Springsteen did so.
“Looks like the cat is out of the bag. When the boss decides it’s time to announce, it’s time to announce it,” he wrote on Twitter.
A cryptic clue provided to fans had previously seen a photo of a Ferris wheel on a crowded boardwalk, with the caption: “This town is down on the boardwalk and also the title of a song by our mystery artist.”
As eagle-eyed fans attest, it’s a rather notable reference to Springsteen’s 1982 track “Atlantic City.”
Elsewhere, The Killers revealed in April that they have “finished” work on their new album, with 2020’s acclaimed ‘Imploding the Mirage’ “coming out this year”.
In the meantime, Springsteen will return to Broadway to perform anew this summer.