E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt will release his first solo LP under the Little Steven moniker in nearly two decades when he unleashes Soulfire in May.
The 12-track album, due out May 19th and available to pre-order now, marks the rocker’s first album since 1999’s Born Again Savage.
Fans who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Saint Valentine’s Day,” a reworked version of a track Van Zandt wrote for Nancy Sinatra but ultimately recorded with the Cocktail Slippers.
Soulfire is inspired by the “soul horns-meet-rock & roll guitars” approach featured on Little Steven’s work with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. A handful of Soulfire‘s tracks are new spins on those Southside Johnny songs, including “Love on the Wrong Side of Town,” co-written by Bruce Springsteen.
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