Bruce Springsteen is releasing a new album on November 11 via Columbia Records. The LP, Only the Strong Survive, is a collection of soul music covers. Below, watch the Thom Zimny–directed music video for Springsteen’s cover of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do).”
On Only the Strong Survive, Springsteen covers songs performed by the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)”), transgender pioneer Jackie Shane (“Any Other Way”), Jimmy Ruffin (“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”), and others. He recorded his album with the E Street Horns, producer Ron Aniello, and backing vocalists Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins, and Fonzi Thornton. In addition, the album features guest vocals from Sam Moore.
In a statement about Only the Strong Survive, Springsteen explained:
Only the Strong Survive follows Bruce Springsteen’s 2020 album Letter to You. It’s also the musician’s first collection of covers since April 2006’s We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.
Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band are heading out on tour next year. The band is playing North American shows in the winter and spring before continuing with European concerts in the spring and summer.