Bruce Springsteen has released a new song titled “Addicted to Romance,” part of the soundtrack to the film She Came to Me.
The movie, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and will be widely released on Oct. 6, stars Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei and Anne Hathaway. Director Rebecca Miller dreamed of getting the Boss to contribute a song but was hesitant to contact him.
“I really love Bruce’s music. For the end of She Came to Me, we wanted an original song,” Miller revealed to Variety earlier this year. “I had a secret wish it might be Bruce, but I was reluctant to ask because I felt it was so unlikely, and frankly I was a bit shy.”
The film’s composer, Bryce Dessner – a member of the indie rock band the National – encouraged Miller to reach out to Springsteen.
“[Dessner] was sure Bruce would love the film, so I approached him,” Miller explained. “Bruce and [his wife Patti Scialfa] ended up watching the film, and, to my delight, they both loved it! Bruce said he’d take a few days to see if anything came to him for a song. Miraculously, ‘Addicted to Romance’ was the result. He says he was inspired by the film, which is a great honor for me.”
You can hear “Addicted to Romance” below.
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