As popular as he will likely always be, Bruce Springsteen does experience fluctuations in his sale and success numbers. At the ripe age of 67, one might think that his success will eventually decline, leading him to a point where his music still sells, but doesn’t quite fly off the shelves at it once did. But stagnant progression doesn’t necessarily change the past, does it? Probably not — in a recent interview, Springsteen expressed his lack of concern in regard to his overall success and popularity.
During a recent interview, Bruce was asked if the lack of recent success was tough to cope with. By responding that it wasn’t really, he goes on to explain how everyone has their moments, and after doing it for so long, nothing typically phases him.
“But whenever you put something out there – particularly if you believe in it completely – you want to to be understood, you want it to be well received. You want to grab people’s ears – that’s my business. If not, you’re going to be disappointed.”
Due to age, Springsteen admitted that changing his onstage performances have had to slow down as well, stating that age inevitably catches up to you. In his younger days however, running and screaming the words to his songs were much more common than not.
Creating the same energy isn’t as hard as it once was, it just includes a little less physical activity than it once did. Bruce isn’t worried about the liveliness of his performances, as it’s important that his fans bring the same energy to their shows as he brings on stage.