The New Vanity Fair cover story features Bruce Springsteen talking about his upcoming book and coming to terms with his life. In the article, Springsteen talks about a new album that will be released after his busy book and touring schedule. He also talks about the album's influence:
“It’s a solo record, more of a singer-songwriter kind of record,” he said. Intriguingly, though, it does not follow in the spare, acoustic tradition of such previous solo albums as Nebraska, The Ghost of Tom Joad, and Devils & Dust. Rather, it’s inspired by a recent immersion in the 60s collaborations of the songwriter Jimmy Webb and the singer Glen Campbell, “pop records with a lot of strings and instrumentation,” he said. “So the record is somewhat in that vein.” That’s as much as he’ll reveal at the moment.