- 22 Aug 19
After the long-anticipated release of Springsteen’s song ‘I’ll Stand By You’ as part of the Blinded By The Light soundtrack, a special lyric video was dropped today.
The song ‘I'll Stand By You’ has developed mythic status among Springsteen fans and collectors alike since the first rumours of its existence. Now we have an ethereal lyric video to accompany it that combines song lyrics and clips from the movie Blinded By The Light, in which the song features.
According to Springsteen in a 2016 interview with BBC2, ‘I'll Stand By You’ is “a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself. But it was something that I thought would have fit lovely.” Turns out, Blinded by the Light is the perfect movie fit for ‘I'll Stand By You.’
Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, released Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Friday, August 9.
The album brings together 12 essential Bruce Springsteen performances ranging from greatest hits and fan favourites (Born To Run,’ ‘Dancing In The Dark,’ ‘Hungry Heart’, ‘Because The Night’) to previously unreleased tracks, including the long-sought-after studio recording of ‘I'll Stand By You.’
Also, for the first time on album, Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack presents two live rarities: the first concert performance of ‘The River’ (from No Nukes '79 - Madison Square Garden, NYC - September 21, 1979) and an unforgettable acoustic solo performance of ‘The Promised Land’ (Concert for Valor - The National Mall, Washington DC, November 11, 2014).
Inspired by a true story (Sarfraz Manzoor's Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll) and the words and music of Bruce Springsteen, New Line Cinema's Blinded by the Light is the new coming-of-age film directed by Gurinder Chadha, who chatted with Hot Press‘s own Roe McDermott for our latest issue.
The film follows Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in Luton, England in 1987. Javed's turbulent life amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times is transformed when he is introduced to the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Check out the video here: