Next week, Bruce Springsteen will release Letter To You, the new album that he recorded with his E Street Band. The new album is a full-bore rocker, but it’s also a meditation on past history. It’s mostly new songs — including early singles “Letter To You” and “Ghosts” — but it’s also got new recordings of songs that Springsteen wrote back in the ’70s. And the same day the album comes out, we’ll get a whole movie about what it was like to make it.
Apple TV+ — the same streaming service where this year’s Beastie Boys Story lives — will release the new feature-length documentary Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You on the same day that the album comes out. Springsteen wrote the film, and his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny directed it. It’ll feature full final-take performances of Springsteen and the band recording 10 of those new songs live-to-tape.
Today, Apple dropped the trailer for the documentary. The footage looks like it’ll be crisp black-and-white. In voice-over, Springsteen talks about his work with this band as “a 45-year conversation,” which is cool. Check out the trailer below.
Letter To You is out 10/23, and the movie will stream on Apple TV+ that same day.