John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen have teamed up for the first time on a new original song called ‘Wasted Days’ – listen to it below.
The mid-tempo track is the first look at Mellencamp’s upcoming 25th album, according to the singer-songwriter’s official website.
According to Springsteen, it can be heard on three of the tracks on the album. “I worked on three songs on John’s album and spent time in Indiana with him,” Springsteen said. E Street Radio by SiriusXM earlier this year.
“I really like Jean. He’s a great songwriter and I got really close and had a lot of fun with him. I sang a little on his record.
“Wasted Days” hears the couple singing to make the most of the time we have. “How many summers are there stillMellencamp asks at the start of the track. “How many days are wasted in vain?“Later, Springsteen sings:”Who on earth is worth our time? Is there a heart here that I can call my own?“
The track is accompanied by a music video that shows the couple sitting in a living room playing cards, which contrasts with Springsteen and Mellencamp later performing on an outdoor stage under tree lights. You can watch it below.
‘Wasted Days’ features Mellencamp and Springsteen’s group on electric guitar. Violinist Miriam Sturm and accordionist Troye Kinnett also appear as featured soloists.
Meanwhile, Springsteen is set to release a concert film showing his 1979 No Nukes concerts alongside the E Street Band.
The 1979 No nuclear The concert film will feature footage from the full setlist of the Madison Square Garden benefit concert group MUSE for the first time, including 10 previously unreleased performances.
The multi-day No nuclear The concerts featured a multitude of artists in favor of a non-nuclear future, with Springsteen’s performance taking place while recording was in progress on the album ‘The River’.