Bruce Springsteen will turn to the history of classic soul music for his next album, a collection of covers titled Only The Strong Survive due out on November 11th via Columbia Records. The Boss previewed his 21st studio album with a take on Frank Wilson‘s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”.

On Only The Strong Survive, Springsteen looks back to the heyday of StaxMotown, Gamble and Huff, and more with songs from the 1960s and ’70s. He recorded his follow-up to 2020’s Letter To You at his Thrill Hill Recording studio in New Jersey with producer Ron Aniello.

The 15-song collection features contributions from The E Street Horns and backing vocalists Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins, and Fonzi Thornton. Springsteen also recruited legendary vocalist Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) to lend his voice to Dobie Gray‘s “Soul Days” and William Bell‘s “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”.

“I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies?” Springsteen said. “I’ve taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I’ve tried to do justice to them all—and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it.”

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Watch the Thom Zimny-directed video for Bruce Springsteen’s cover of “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” and pre-order Only The Strong Survive here. Springsteen and The E Street Band will head out on the U.S. leg of a 2023 world tour beginning on February 1st in Tampa. For tickets and a full list of dates visit his website.

Bruce Springsteen – “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” (Frank Wilson) (Official Video)

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album Only The Strong Survive

Only The Strong Survive Tracklist

Only the Strong Survive
Soul Days feat. Sam Moore
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
Turn Back the Hands of Time
When She Was My Girl
Hey, Western Union Man
I Wish It Would Rain
Don’t Play That Song
Any Other Way
I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore
7 Rooms of Gloom
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Someday We’ll Be Together

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