A few weeks ago, Bruce Springsteen announced his triumphant return with news of a new album called Wrecking Ball, another massive tour in support of said record, and a fresh single called “We Take Care of Our Own.”
Today brings the new video for “We Take Care,” which puts Springsteen by himself (no other E Streeters appear) alternately on a rooftop and stomping through locations from The Wrestler. It’s pretty basic, but it gets the point across.
Really, the strangest aspect of the video is the fact that the lyrics run over the action. It’s not like his mumbling through Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” a video that needed subtitles so badly that MTV actually added them during select airings.
Regardless, Springsteen’s passion for the song and the sentiment comes through in the clip, so get caught up in his stirring people-first patriotism below:
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In other Springsteen news, the Boss announced yesterday that when he embarks on his Wrecking Ball tour (which kicks in Atlanta on March 18, preceded by a special show at New York’s legendary Apollo Theater celebrating the 10th anniversary of SiriusXM satellite radio on March 9), he’s going to be keeping it in the family: The late Clarence Clemons will be replaced by a pair of saxophonists: longtime collaborator Eddie Manion and Clemons’ nephew Jake Clemons.
Wrecking Ball hits store shelves on March 6.
What do you think of the “We Take Care of Our Own” video? And which Springsteen video do you consider the best? Any votes for “Streets of Philadelphia”?
Read more on EW.com:
Bruce Springsteen will swing his ‘Wrecking Ball’ all over the world: See the tour dates here
Bruce Springsteen returns with new album, fresh single ‘We Take Care of Our Own’: Hear it here!
Bruce Springsteen posts full Clarence Clemons eulogy online