Bruce Springsteen’s New Album ‘High Hopes’ Leaks on Amazon
By Shannon Carlin
Call it a Christmas miracle or, maybe more accurately, a mistake, but for a short time over the weekend, Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming album was available to download a few weeks earlier than originally expected.
Springsteen’s High Hopes, officially set to drop on Jan. 14, was up for sale via Amazon’s mobile site on Saturday (Dec. 28). The site did not allow fans to buy the full album, but to buy each of the 12-track on the record individually.
As Billboard points out, it’s still unclear whether or not this was Amazon’s intention since they took the album off the market shortly after realizing it was available to buy early. Unfortunately, those who had already bought High Hopes quickly uploaded it to file-sharing websites for all to download for free.
The Boss himself as yet to comment on the leak.
High Hopes is Springsteen’s first album since 2012’s Wrecking Ball and features several songs that have turned up in other capacities over the years, including his controversial “American Skin (41 Shots),” which he first started playing in 2000 following the death of Amadou Diallo, and the title track, which he previously recorded it for 1996’s Blood Brothers EP.
The record also features Tom Morello on guitar for eight tracks, along with Springsteen’s longtime backing band, the E Street Band, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April alongside Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and KISS.