Detroit’s Stewart Francke has just released his eleventh album,Heartless World, which features a vocal collaboration with Springsteen on “Summer Soldier (Holler If Ya Hear Me”). In the liner notes, Francke writes, “it was always [Bruce’s] voice I heard in the call & response of the chorus but I figured it would remain just a dream. So I asked, he said yeah, and sang it as he sings everything — with great passion and emotional clarity. A dream come true.”
Thanks to Stewart, we’re now able to offer this track as a free mp3 download.
In fact, we’ve just added two FREE mp3s from Heartless World to our Downloads page: the album’s lead single featuring Springsteen, as well as a hidden bonus track, Francke’s cover of Death Cab for Cutie’s “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark” that he also wanted to share with Backstreets readers.For more on the album, and to order the full CD, visit stewartfrancke.com
– June 16, 2011