"It's a little more sonically guitar-driven than any past Bruce album," Jon Landau said of Magic. The album's opening track set the tone: "Radio Nowhere" rides waves of guitar noise in a place of isolation and hunger. Its desperate energy locked into feelings of Bush-era helplessness and rage. "I have something to say not just to your dad or your older brother," Springsteen said. "I have something to say to you, if you're 15 or 16 years old, about right now."