According to manager Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen is preparing to release "a very different kind of record" as his next solo project. No release date has been announced for what would be Springsteen's 19th studio effort.

Speaking to Billboard, Landau explains that his longtime client will follow up his highly successful world tour in support of last year's expanded reissue of the 1980 album The River by releasing the as-yet unnamed project. "It's a wonderful record," he promised. "And we'll see how the next year unfolds. ... We just have a knack for not planning that far ahead. That's our way."

One thing Landau does make clear is that the apparent absence of the E Street Band doesn't mean the new record will be a stripped-down affair along the lines of 1982's Nebraska, 1995's The Ghost of Tom Joad and 2005's Devils & Dust. "I'm not talking about an acoustic record," he said. "It is, in fact, a very expansive record, a very rich record. It's one of Bruce's best creative efforts."

Springsteen's most recent collection of (mostly) new material was 2014's High Hopes, which featured cover songs and reworked versions of previously released and unreleased tracks. The River world tour is set to return to the U.S. on Aug. 23 with the first of three dates at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and conclude Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. You can get complete show and ticket information at his official site.

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