“I’m On Fire” by Twin Shadow // Originally by Bruce Springsteen (2013 // Under The CVRS)
As promised, Twin Shadow is back with another track for his “UNDER THE CVRS” series on YouTube, this time covering Bruce Springsteen classic, “I’m On Fire”. Whereas last time, the artist turned in a relatively faithful cover of the 10cc proto-chillwave gem, “I’m Not in Love”, this time around he strips the Springsteen track down to nothing, before bringing in a simple electro-beat, and some haunting synth flourishes to back up his hushed vocals. It reminds me of what a “Protection” era Massive Attack might sound like covering the Springsteens hit. It’s a pretty cool take on an iconic classic, and one that shows that this new UNDER THE CVRS series is going to be a whole lot more than just simple reinterpretations. Check out the video at Twin Shadow’s YouTube page.