Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” is one of those songs that will continue to turn arenas into pits of ecstasy until long after we’re all dead. When I saw Springsteen a couple of months ago, he played that song second, stage-dove during it, and then played for another three hours. That guy! In a recent session for the Australian radio network Triple J, the Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup Divine Fits played their version of the song, stripping it down to acoustic instruments (plus one electronic doohickey). Daniel’s vocal suited the song surprisingly well, and I like how Brown’s drum set consisted of a maraca and a shoebox. Watch it below.
Divine Fits’ A Thing Called Divine Fits is out now on Merge.