(UPDATE: The song was posted on YouTube at midnight Sept. 28. You can listen here).
SiriusXM disk jockey Jim Rotolo announced on the air today that Sept. 29, around 9 a.m., he will debut a new collaboration between John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, and that it will be replayed throughout the day on the channel. He also said that he will be interviewing Mellencamp on the air about the collaboration and other things, the morning of Sept. 30.
This is all happening on SiriusXM’s E Street Nation channel (channel 20).
The song appears to be titled “Wasted Days.” The photo above and a set of lyrics has shown up on the website Genius.com.
Springsteen has been spotted hanging out this year, in both Indiana and New Jersey, with Mellencamp. He told Rolling Stone in June, “I worked on three songs on John’s (upcoming) album and I spent some time in Indiana with him. I love John a lot. He’s a great songwriter and I have become very close (with him) and had a lot of fun with him. I sang a little bit on his record.”
“Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar,” Mellencamp said in May. “I finished the record a week ago today.”
Yet in July, it was posted on Mellencamp’s website mellencamp.com that “Mellencamp will soon return to the studio to finish recording his 25th album. Prior to the onset of the Global Pandemic, he has already cut ten tracks and plans to record another 17 for the project.”
The title of the album and its release date have not yet been announced.
Click here for a look at Springsteen-Mellencamp interactions over the years.
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