Kathleen Hanna & Tommy Buck "Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Published May 17, 2016Kathleen Hanna is shining new light on Bruce Springsteen's classic "Dancing in the Dark" single. The Julie Ruin frontwoman is a gun for hire, as it were, as she's been tapped to deliver a cover version for upcoming feature film Maggie's Plan.
The tune has been stripped of its '80s keyboards and rock rhythms to instead play out as an acoustic-strumming slice of indie folk. Accompanied by actor/musician Tommy Buck and the sound of a melodica, Hanna twists her familiar vocal style around the Boss's fired-up and angsty lines about getting older and wondering where the hell your life is going.
You can't start a fire without a spark, they say. If you're feeling a little directionless today, rev yourself up by giving the song a listen down below.
Maggie's Plan, which stars Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig, hits theatres this Friday.