February 1, 2023

Bruce Springsteen introduced he’s releasing a brand new album of soul covers titled Solely the Sturdy Survive — his first covers album since his 2006 LP We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Classes — out November 11. Watch the official video for his cowl of Frank Wilson’s 1965 tune “Do I Love You (Certainly I Do)” under.

In his announcement video, Springsteen defined that all through his profession he’s all the time been on the service of his personal songs. “Confined by my preparations, by my melodies, by my compositions, by my constructions. My voice all the time got here second, third and fourth to the expression of these components,” he mentioned. “However this time, I made a decision to do one thing I had by no means accomplished earlier than: make some music that’s centered round singing, round difficult my voice.”

Produced by Rob Aniello, Solely the Sturdy Survive will characteristic visitor vocals by Sam Moore, contributions from The E Road Horns, full string preparations by Rob Mathes, and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins, and Fonzi Thornton.

In an announcement, Springsteen mentioned, “I needed to make an album the place I simply sang. And what higher music to work with than the good American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? … My objective is for the trendy viewers to expertise its magnificence and pleasure, simply as I’ve since I first heard it. I hope you’re keen on listening to it as a lot as I liked making it.”

You may see Springsteen on tour with the E Road Band all through North America and Europe beginning in February. Earlier this 12 months, he mentioned on E Road Radio (Ch. 20) that he’s “simply aching to play … to journey and see our followers in all these distant cities.”

1. Solely the Sturdy Survive
2. Soul Days [ft. Sam Moore]
3. Nightshift
4. Do I Love You (Certainly I Do)
5. The Solar Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
6. Flip Again the Fingers of Time
7. When She Was My Woman
8. Hey, Western Union Man
9. I Want It Would Rain
10. Don’t Play That Music
11. Any Different Method
12. I Forgot to Be Your Lover [ft. Sam Moore]
13. 7 Rooms of Gloom
14. What Turns into of the Brokenhearted
15. Sometime We’ll Be Collectively

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