Bruce Springsteen Covers Commodores' “Nightshift”
- American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen released a cover of American funk-soul band Commodores' “Nightshift” on October 14, 2022.
The track is accompanied by a music video directed by longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny.
The song is the second single off of his upcoming twenty-first studio album “Only the Strong Survive”, following “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”.
The original version of the song was released by Commodores from their 11th studio album of the same name in 1985 as a tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984.
The song reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles chart.
It was written by Dennis Lambert, Franne Golde and Walter Orange. The cover version was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen.
- “Only the Strong Survive” is R&B and soul covers album, featuring 15-track, including Aretha Franklin's “Don't Play That Song”, the Temptations' “I Wish It Would Ran”, Jerry Butler's “Hey, Western Union Man”, and Jimmy Ruffin's “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”.
It is set to be released on November 11, 2022.
“I wanted to make an album where I just sang,” Bruce Springsteen said of the album in a statement. “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.”
- source : Apple Music