A powerful new video featuring Bruce Springsteen’s 2002 anthem “The Rising” debuted tonight during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa are seen briefly in the video (see photo at right).
With images of health care workers, empty streets and people wearing masks, the video makes a link between the pandemic the country is currently enduring and the heartbreak of 9/11, which inspired Springsteen to write the inspirational song.
Footage of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is seen at the end of the video, along with the hashtag, #THERISING.
The “virtual convention” — featuring speakers talking in isolation, and pre-recorded videos — continues through Aug. 20 and can be seen on various television and internet outlets.
Springsteen has long supported Democratic candidates and has been harshly critical of Trump on his current SiriusXM satellite radio DJ show, “From My Home to Yours.”
The “Rising” video was also Tweeted out tonight from Biden’s account with the message, “We are the United States of America. There’s not a single thing we cannot do if we do it together.”
Springsteen also Tweeted it out with the message, “come on up for #therising.”
You can watch the video here: