NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen says he was energized to make a new album quickly after recording a song he calls a "love-in-the-time-of-Bush meditation."

In notes posted on his Web site Tuesday, Springsteen explains the creation of his new disc "Working on Dream" (due out Jan. 27) — which follows his last album, "Magic," by only 15 months — an unusually quick turnaround for him.

It started with the song "What Love Can Do."

Springsteen says he usually doesn't write that quickly, but that the excitement from "Magic" left "more than enough fuel for the fire to keep going."

Springsteen will perform during halftime at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Springsteen recently was nominated for two Grammys for best solo rock vocal performance and best rock song, both for "Girls in Their Summer Clothes."

 

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