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Bruce Springsteen: I don't feel the need to pen down any anti-Trump diatribe

Popular American Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen Has Said That He Does Not Feel The Need To Write A Song Which Slams US President Donald Trump At Present.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Oct 2017, 02:39:44 AM
Bruce Springsteen: I don't feel the need to pen down any anti-Trump diatribe

Los Angeles:

Popular American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has said that he does not feel the need to write a song which slams US President Donald Trump at present. 

The rock legend has said that the journalists in the US are already doing a good job when it comes to speaking against the current Trump administration's flaws. The 68-year-old musician also added that people are turning to music to get entertained. 

"I'm not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe; that doesn't feel necessary at the moment... Well, if you read Charles Blow in The New York Times, he carries the flag pretty well. I'm ambivalent about... Sort of getting on a soapbox.

"I still believe people fundamentally come to music to be entertained? yes, to address their daily concerns, and yes, also to address political topics, I believe music can do that well. But I still believe fundamentally it's an affair of the heart," Springsteen told Variety.

The "Ain't Got You' singer said that he would never create a song which is loaded with political critique. Springsteen added, if he did make a track, it would never see light of day. "I'd never make a record that's just polemical, I wouldn't release it if I did.

To me, that's just an abuse of your audience's good graces. But if I'm moved, I'll write, say, something like 'American Skin' (inspired by the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo by New York City Police officers ? who were later acquitted).

"That just rolled very naturally for me, and that's as good a topical song as I've ever written. And when it comes up, I write 'em. If I felt that strongly, I'd do it now.

But I watch myself because I think you can weigh upon your audience's indulgence in the wrong way," he said. 

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First Published : 08 Oct 2017, 09:07:20 PM

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