Bruce Springsteen has a brand new song, and he may also have a new album coming as early as January 2009. Sources close to the Boss have hinted that the rock icon may have a new album in stores before the inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama, who Springsteen enthusiastically supported in the just concluded presidential election.

At one of Obama’s final rallies prior to his historic election last week, Springsteen debuted a new song called “Workin’ On A Dream.” Springsteen performed the song on acoustic guitar, with backing from his wife Patti Scialfa at the Cleveland rally. On Sunday November 16, NBC will world premiere the studio version of this song during its Sunday Night Football broadcast featuring the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Washington Redskins. The song will play during a video of NFL highlights.

Although Springsteen is known to switch styles on his albums between acoustic based material like the songs found on 2005’s Devils & Dust album, and the bigger rock sound of albums like last year’s Magic with the E Street Band, most are betting that the new album will fall into the latter category. Magic producer Brendan O’Brien has said in interviews that the sessions for that album yielded enough material for a second album. This would also line up perfectly with Bruce’s performance with the E Street Band at this year’s Super Bowl.

Earlier this year, there had been speculation about a number of new Springsteen projects, including a live DVD from the Magic tour and a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the 1978 album Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Those projects appear to be on hold now.

If there are any new developments about the 2009 Springsteen album, or another possible tour, we will keep you posted here at Cinema Blend.

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