Still, the sound remains categorically N.Y.C. As its title implies, Glitter in the Gutter mixes sassy punk with musings on life and other big issues -- something Malin picked up from pal Ryan Adams, who guests on the album. I wanted to make a tighter, tougher power-pop record, he says. I didnt want another cry-in-your-beer, self-exploration record like my other two.
The albums biggest score, however, is Broken Radio, which features Bruce Springsteen. Malin met the Boss a few years ago, when both performed at an Asbury Park benefit show. He said, If theres a place for me on your new record, Id like to do something, recalls Malin. Its a song about liberation and salvation in music. Thats Bruce.
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