If John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind” and Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me” had a single, it would be Bruce Springsteen’s “Hello Sunshine.” I love it, it’s perfect for summer. Bruce signals Glenn Campbell and Harry Nilsson from 1968-69, and Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman.”
Yesterday people misunderstood that he was coming with a “Western” album. It’s not country western. It’s California, Arizona breezy southwest pop. The music lush and melodic. You won’t be able to forget this song.
We’ll have to ask Bruce if this a 50th anniversary thing. His song could go in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” set in 1969. It’s a very specific sound. I can’t wait to hear the album!