Getting a music documentary on YouTube or social media is not a new thing anymore, but releasing one along with your album release might be. One such project is on its way from Bruce Springsteen.
The rock star is releasing a new album at the end of October 2020, and along with it he will offer a documentary on the making of this music.
According to a statement, “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You will offer performances from The E Street Band, in-studio footage and never-before-seen archival material, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic artist’s creative process.”
As ABC News reports, it is written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny. It will be released on Apple TV+ on Oct. 23, the same day the album Letter To You drops. Letter To You, recorded in just five days, will have nine new songs and include new recordings of three unreleased songs that predate Springsteen’s 1973 debut album.
Another interesting documentary/music project is coming from the rising jazz star, British saxophonist Nubya Garcia. With rave reviews of her debut album Source, Garcia just released “a short documentary detailing her earliest inspirations and the road to creating her first full-length project.”
According to Fader, the short documentary clocks in at just over 7 minutes, but looks at how her hectic tour schedule helped the album take shape. “You get to hear a bit of how Source came together, and see the places that inspired what I wrote about,” she explains of its detailing of her travels throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. “With predominantly instrumental music, people usually take whatever they want from it.”