Soccer Mommy – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Back when Sophie Allison did her Soccer Mommy Stereogum Session around this time last year, she performed a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” At the time, she said that we’d “never hear a recording of it, so if you like it, you can just keep watching this video over and over again.” She thankfully re-evaluated, though, and that’s great, because her “I’m On Fire” cover has become a staple of her live shows, a way to really cap off on the emotional catharsis that builds throughout her set.

And it turns out that she did end up recording it, for a new 7″ that’ll come out on Fat Possum in October and also features a re-recorded version of her For Young Hearts opener “Henry.” Her version is a solitary, starry slow-burn, in which Allison’s voice bleeds into everything else surrounding it. “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.”

Listen to the studio recording of it below.

TOUR DATES:
08/31 Thornhill, UK @ Electric Fields Festival
09/01 Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/04 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds ^
09/05 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT
09/07 Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social ^ – SOLD OUT
09/08 Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast ^
09/10 Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega ^
09/11 Bristol, UK @ Thekla ^
09/12 Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09/13 London, UK @ Scala ^ – SOLD OUT
09/14 Ghent, BE @ Dok
09/17 Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
09/18 Stockholm, SE @ Melodybox
09/19 Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
09/19-22 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/21 Amsterdam, NL @ Indiestadt
10/03 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar $
10/04 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $
10/05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry $
10/07 Omaha, NE @ Reverb $
10/09 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall $
10/10 Ft. Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery $
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $
10/12 Reno, NV @ Holland Project $
10/13/18-10/14 Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom $
10/17 Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
10/18 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf $
11/07-11 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory Stage
11/30 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
12/01 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
12/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/07 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
12/08 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/15 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
02/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren #
02/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
02/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
02/18 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
02/19 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
$ w/ SASAMI
# w/ Kacey Musgraves
^ w/ Brooke Bentham

The “I’m On Fire” b/w “Henry” 7″ is out 10/5 via Fat Possum. Check out our list “Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated.”