Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Only The Stong Survive’ Soul Covers Set
Bruce Springsteen is set to release a new album titled Only The Strong Survive, a collection of soul covers.
“The Boss” released the video for the album’s first single, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” a 1965 single by Frank Wilson on the Motown subsidiary, Soul Records. The album, which was recorded without the E Street Band, features two duets with Sam & Dave’s Sam Moore — “Soul Days” and “I Forgot To Be Your Lover.”
Among the other covers on the set are the Walker Brothers’ “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” Jimmy Ruffin’s “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted,” Jerry Butler’s “Hey, Western Union Man,” the Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Four Tops’ “7 Rooms Of Gloom,” the Supremes’ “Someday We’ll Be Together” — and even the Commodores’ 1985 hit “Nightshift.”
In the video announcement for the set, Springsteen explained, “I decided to do something I had never done before: make some music that is centered around singing, around challenging my voice. Now, in my own memoir, I give my voice a little short shrift by saying I didn’t think I had much of one. But once I started on this project, after listening to some of the things we cut, I thought, ‘My voice is badass!'”