Bruce Springsteen has 'High Hopes' CBS show 'The Good Wife' can help sell albums
Backstreeters and Boss aficionados rejoice! Bruce Springsteen's new LP High Hopes officially hits store shelves Jan. 14. But as R&B superwoman Beyonce proved with her recent gangbusters "surprise" album, these are the days of newfangled release strategies -- and that goes for Bruuuuuce, too. CLICK HERE RIGHT NOW for a free CBS.com live stream of High Hopes, cuts from which will be used to soundtrack the Jan. 12 episode of hit show The Good Wife. That's slightly strange bedfellows: the grunty, gritty Blue-Collar Bard paired with a slick legal-political drama. But hey, you have to think outside the box to successfully move pop music these days -- not to mention help network TV keep up with far-buzzier cable shows -- so we like the ingenuity.
High Hopes is a curious hybrid itself. It features the 64-year-old rocker's new buddy, and Rage Against the Machine guitar deity, Tom Morello adding blistering sonic edge and husky vocals to 12 tracks, many of which diehards will know from live shows, bootlegs, even previous studio records (a cover of Suicide's Dream Baby Dream, a electrically fortified re-do of the title track from 1995's The Ghost of Tom Joad). If you want to get your Springsteen fix right here at the Feed, check out the the video for new titular cut High Hopes, which is a cover of a song by Bruce-beloved fringe band the Havalinas.