“I credit my discovery and absorption of his music with helping me become a more authentic writer,” Flowers said. “They helped me see ordinary people and the extraordinary in their lives. And in this case, it was my parents who were under the microscope. Their faith and doubt, their search for salvation in the desert. It sounds biblical. Sounds Springsteenian too.”
Flowers, whose band’s biggest hits include “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young”, said the collaboration came at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when he received a text from Springsteen.
“It means a lot to get a text from Bruce,” Flowers said. “Give just one appearance on one of our songs. He’s alive, breathing American royalty.”