Bruce Springsteen announces new record and shares video for first single ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’

Only The Strong Survive arrives in November and features 15 covers of classic soul songs

Hot on the heels of Jan Wenner dropping hints of a new Bruce Springsteen album, the man himself has confirmed a set of soul covers due for release on 11 November.

The record, titled Only The Strong Survive, will see Springsteen tackle a heady list of classics from the Walker Brothers, Jackie Shane, Diana Ross, Jimmy Ruffin and more. In tandem with the announcement, Springsteen shared the video for the first single from the record, a cover of Frank Wilson’s ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’. With Bruce not exactly shy about his long-standing love of soul music, it’s really only a wonder that this didn’t happen sooner.

Bruce Springsteen - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Official Video)

Only The Strong Survive is produced by Ron Aniello, who has produced Springsteen’s last four studio albums, up to 2020’s critically acclaimed Letter To You. It also features guest vocals from soul legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame.

Springsteen has already announced an extensive tour for 2023, including four UK dates and three in Ireland.

Tracklisting for Only The Strong Survive
1. ‘Only The Strong Survive’
2. ‘Soul Days’ (Feat. Sam Moore)
3. ‘Nightshift’
4. ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’
5. ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’
6. ‘Turn Back The Hands Of Time’
7. ‘When She Was My Girl’
8. ‘Hey, Western Union Man’
9. ‘I Wish It Would Rain’
10. ‘Don’t Play That Song’
11. ‘Any Other Way’
12. ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover’ (Feat. Sam Moore)
13. ‘7 Rooms Of Gloom’
14. ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’
15. ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’