Speaking on BBC Radio 2, Springsteen said that the song was called “I’ll Stand By You Always.” He described it as “a pretty lovely song” with an appropriate tone for a children’s movie, saying, “It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself.”
As a quintessentially American rock star, Springsteen isn’t exactly the first person who comes to mind for a guest spot on a Harry Potter soundtrack. On the other hand, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 did feature a song by Nick Cave, the haunting “O’Children.”
Springsteen’s Harry Potter song was never released, but we imagine he’ll get a lot more requests for it now the truth is out.
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