October 5, 2020
Apple Original Films Oct. 5 announced it will premiere the documentary Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You on Oct. 23 on subscription streaming video service Apple TV+. Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, “Letter To You,” arrives in stores and on music platforms the same day.
The documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, in addition to featuring full performances from the E Street Band, 10 originals from the new album, in-studio footage, archival material, and a deeper look into Springsteen himself.
Written by Springsteen and directed by frequent collaborator Thom Zimny (Western Stars, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Springsteen on Broadway), the film is a tribute to the E Street Band, to rock music, and to the role it has played in Springsteen’s life.
Letter To You is Springsteen’s first studio album recorded live and together with the E Street Band since 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. Both the album and companion documentary include recently written Springsteen songs side by side with previously unreleased compositions from the 1970s. Throughout the doc Springsteen shares his thoughts and feelings behind the album, and puts the new music into the context of his entire body of work.
It’s the next piece in the autobiographical series that began with the memoir Born to Run, continued with Springsteen on Broadway and advanced through his film, Western Stars.
Apple Original Films’ Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You is produced by Jon Landau and Zimny and co-produced by Barbara Carr, with Springsteen serving as executive producer. Fans can pre-add Letter To You on Apple Music and receive a notification when the album is released.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and Vizio smart TVs later this year.