"Ghosts" is, according to The Boss himself, "about the beauty and joy of being in a band and the pain of losing one another to illness and time. "Ghosts" tries to speak to the spirit of the music itself, something none of us owns but can only discover and share together. In the E Street Band it resides in our collective soul, powered by the heart."

The new single follows on from the lead single and title-track "Letter To You", which landed earlier this month.

Letter To You, which Springsteen wrote on an acoustic guitar randomly gifted to him by a fan, will follow on from last year's Western Stars LP.

The LP is produced by Ron Aniello and Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig, and marks Springsteen's first performance with the E Street Band since 2016's The River tour.

Springsteen says of the album, "I love the emotional nature of Letter To You, and I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had."

The album features nine songs written recently, as well as previously unreleased 1970's compositions.

"Ghosts" is out now. Bruce Springsteen's album of the same name will arrive 23 October via Columbia Records, and is available to pre-order now.