Soccer Mommy shares heart-rending cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”: Stream

The B-side to the rising indie songwriter's newly announced 7-inch single

Soccer Mommy Natalia Mantini Bruce Spingsteen I'm On Fire Cover Single
Soccer Mommy, photo by Natalia Mantini

    At just 20 years old, Nashville native Sophie Allison is already well-known for the raw emotion she demonstrates as Soccer Mommy. Not only did she put together a poignant collection of songs for her Clean debut, but she consistently delivers a stirring live show. That’s especially true when she performs her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”, a frequent concert staple. Now, she’s transferred that heart-rending power to a studio version of the track.

    Broken down to little more than a sadly strummed guitar and Allison’s layered, reverberating vocals, the sparseness highlights the innate loneliness of The Boss’ work. “I wanted to make a version of ‘I’m On Fire’ that connected with the sadness of the song,” Allison said in a press release. “I think that doing a more stripped down version allowed me to make something that feels emotionally raw.”

    Take a listen below.

    “I’m On Fire” is the B-side to a newly announced Soccer Mommy 7-inch, out October 5th via Fat Possum. Available for pre-order now, the single features a reworked version of “Henry” off Soccer Mommy’s 2016 Orchid Tapes release For Young Hearts.


    “Henry”/”I’m On Fire” Artwork:

    Soccer Mommy - 7 inch - Cover Art Henry I'm on Fire Bruce Springsteen Cover

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