Bruce Springsteen On His New Concert Film ‘Western Stars’: ‘Music Is A Repair Shop’

Bruce Springsteen is getting ready to release his directorial debut.

On Thursday, the iconic musician appeared on “CBS This Morning” to talk with co-anchor Gayle King about his new concert film “Western Stars”.

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Talking about the film and his new music, Springsteen said, “The audience wants you to do two things. They want you to surprise them and make them feel at home, simultaneously.”

The 70-year-old also talked about how the film is a sort of love letter to his wife Patti Scialfa.

“Patti’s been at the centre of my life for the entire second half of my life… and an enormous amount of guidance and inspiration and, you know, I can’t overstate it,” he said. “I’ve been lucky.”

Quoting the film, King said, “‘We’re always trying to find somebody whose broken pieces fit with our broken pieces, and something whole emerges.’ That’s beautifully said. What broken pieces are you working with still?”

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“They’re all over,” Springsteen explained. “You know, I think you can’t have deep experience without error, mistakes, pain. That’s all just a part of human existence. So what does art do and music? Music is – it’s a repair shop. So I’m basically a repairman. And I’m trying to repair myself. If I do that well enough, I will help repair you while I’m doing it.”

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