Bruce Springsteen says his music is ideal backing track for washing and ironing
Bruce Springsteen reckons his music is the ideal backing track to a spot of washing and ironing.
The singer loves people dancing to classics like Born to Run, but is just as happy if they listen while doing chores.
Bruce, 71, said: “I want people to do their laundry to my music.
He added: “I want people to vacuum floors to my music, to diaper their babies to my music.”
The Boss, who has sold more than 150 million records, also hopes fans enjoy a deeper experience by listening to his lyrics.
“I try to insert something that can, in certain moments, address your inner life by revealing my own,” he said.
“To be a spiritual songwriter means you are primarily addressing the soul of your listeners. I would say I am a good storyteller and people like stories that connect to your emotional life.”
Despite his iconic status, Bruce admits he is a bigger hit in Europe than in his home country.
He said: “Europeans are interested in America and myth, those stories I have told since I was a young man.”
And he feels his obsessive devotion to music as a teenager helped him became a global star.
“I really studied and perfected my writing skills very, very intensely. I was a one-track mind,” he said. “Before anything – before work, girls – I was always music, music, music, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”