Bruce Springsteen has laid out plans for new album ‘Only The Strong Survive’.
The new record is his 21st studio album to date, and his first in two years. It comes as Bruce Springsteen prepares to go back out on the road with the E Street Band in 2023, with over 1.5 million tickets being sold for their international tour.
‘Only The Strong Survive’ was tracked at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey, produced by Ron Aniello, engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau; it’s an ode to vintage soul, and places emphasise on Bruce Springsteen as a vocalist.
The Boss comments: “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? 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.”
A lavish, full band experience, the record boasts horn sections, strings, and a guest turn from soul great Sam Moore.
Check out Bruce Springsteen’s take on Frank Wilson’s Northern Soul classic ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ below.