For some, music is a life-giving force. It’s a way to express feelings and emotions that you can’t put into words yourself. And for British-Pakistani teen Javed (Viveik Kalra), this sentiment has never been more true than when he discovers the wonders of Bruce Springsteen. Stuck in the “four letter word” town of Luton, Javed is constantly grappling with dueling worlds. At home is his father, who runs a traditional Pakistani and Muslim household. His personal life counters that with the comparatively liberal and free-spirited life of 1980s London. Javed struggles to balance the pressure of being a “good Pakistani son” with his desire to live the life he wants to live, free from the stress of always putting the family needs above his own wants and needs. As is the case with so many teenagers, he doesn’t feel that anyone understands him. Not his traditional family, not his best friend - and London native – Matt, no one. But things take a turn for the better as the new school year begins. His English teacher, Miss Clay (played by an underutilized Hayley Atwell) encourages him in his writing habits. He meets a girl, Eliza (Nell Williams), who becomes his first girlfriend. But nothing compares to the impact of hearing Bruce Springsteen, The Boss, for the first time. When another classmate, Roops (Aaron Phagura), loans Javed two Springsteen tapes, a whole new world exposes itself. In Springsteen’s lyrics, Javed finally finds the voice he’s been looking for. And this begins Javed’s journey of trying to translate this newfound inspiration into real life action.