Bruce Springsteen can do whatever the hell he wants. He's at the point in his career where he doesn't need to prove anything to anybody, but yet it seems that something still drives him to prove something to himself. Today he released a short film on his website, a collaboration with long-time visual collaborator Thom Zimny called "Hunter of Invisible Game."
The 10-minute short shows the Boss looking at photos in a leather-bound book, carrying a gun through the wilderness, leading a boy home on horseback, cleansing himself in a ravine, showing of tattoos that fans probably weren't aware he had (see photo above) and not saying a single word until the six-minute mark, where he begins singing the song that gives the film its title. One of the later tracks on the Boss's most recent "High Hopes" album, it's a gentle acoustic number that feels immediately accessible, but will require several listens to absorb.
Ever since Springsteen sang that girls in their summer clothes pass him by, his career has been marked by a refreshing sense of self where he is aware that he's not the sex symbol rock star he once was, but he's an artist who follows his own muse. That said, at the age of 64, how does he still continue to produce vital work and look so good doing it?
Check out the video now at BruceSpringsteen.net