Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the song during the Brisbane show of their 2013 Australian leg on their Wrecking Ball
Tour. Impressed by the crowd's enthusiastic reactions to the tune as well as his arrangement of "High Hopes
," Springsteen called up his pal, engineer Nick DiDia and booked some impromptu sessions at 301 Studios in Sydney where he laid down the two songs for his High Hopes
"We had no plans to record," he told Rolling Stone
. "But I found a hook to bring these songs to life and I was anxious to get to work on them."