Bruce performed the song 3 times and 2 times as a snippet
2023-01-18 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold a short day of private rehearsals (only about 1.5 hours) for the upcoming tour. Bruce worked on three songs from Only The Strong Survive, spending about twenty minutes running through "Nightshift", which includes a lot of percussion. "Don't Play That Song" was also run through a couple of times, then went back into familiar territory, with one new addition, "Sweet Soul Music", that hadn't been rehearsed yet. Patti Scialfa was not present, but the full band, including backup singers and horns, were. Today was the last day of rehearsals on this location, as on January 19 all equipment will be moved to CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ, and rehearsals will resume at that venue shortly after.
2023-01-13 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and the band hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. They worked a few times on "Don't Play That Song", "Nightshift", and "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)". During the day some people came over; his sister Pam, photographer Danny Clinch, his close friend John Salerno. Later in the day, Bruce's son Sam Springsteen and his wife also came by.
On the first night of his "takeover" of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce appears as lead guest and musical performer. He performs the live premiere of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", backed by a version of the band from the Only The Strong Survive music videos. "Nightshift" was also performed for the audience, and was broadcast as the musical performance two nights later, on November 16.
2023-01-16 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce, along with Soozie and members of The E Street Choir, holds private rehearsals for the upcoming tour, trying out some different songs on the piano, including an instrumental version of "Out In The Street". Piano snippets could also be heard of "House Of A Thousand Guitars", "Because The Night", "The Rising", "Badlands", "Nightshift" (with bongos), "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", "Don't Play That Song", "Glory Days", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Detroit Medley".
2022-11-00 Stone Hill Farm, Colts Neck, NJ
Bruce records a series of promotional interviews from his home in support of Only The Strong Survive, including appearances on Questlove's podcast Questlove Supreme (released November 9), Virgin Radio Italy (released November 11), Australian The Project (released on November 14), France Inter's Totémic (released November 14), and Canadian CBC Radio's Q (released November 14). The interviews cover a range of topics, related to the new album and not: when Questlove asks about Bruce's first musical memory, he sings a brief snippet of "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White And The Seven Dwarves! He also sings snippets of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
" and "I Wish It Would Rain
" during the French interview. The precise recording dates of these interviews are uncertain.
The song is the leading single from Only The Strong Survive album. It was released on digital platforms on 29 Sep 2022, the same time the album was officially announced. A music video
for the song was simultaneously released on Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel. The video was directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Only The Strong Survive is Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first studio album. It is officially released on 11 Nov 2022 on Columbia Records. It consists of 15 tracks, all of which are covers. This marks the second time that Springsteen releases a cover album following We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions in 2006. The album is "a collection of fifteen soul music greats," as described in the press release. It "celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more." Springsteen commented: "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."
was made by Springsteen himself who addressed fans in a pre-recorded video posted online.
In anticipation to the announcement, Springsteen dropped hints on his social media accounts over the course of the previous three days. On 26 and 27 September, he shared each morning a photo of a road and of a steering wheel respectively, without any caption or comment.
On 28 September, he posted a 26-second promo clip
of a vintage car FM radio dial turning to different stations and listening in for a few seconds, each station playing a different song from the upcoming album.