Woman’s Hour – Dancing In The Dark (single) (self-released)
Last week, London-via-Kendal four piece Woman’s Hour released a brand new cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Dancing In The Dark” as a free download.
The cover, originally performed for a Rob Da Bank BBC Radio One session, follows the release of the band’s stunning debut single ‘To The End / Our Love Has No Rhythm‘ (read our review), which was released back in April.Sitting somewhere between The xx and Jessie Ware with a hint of Sade, the quartet made quite a first impression.
As perfectly stated on the press release, where the original makes you want to stand on the bed of a pick-up truck and pump your fist, this cover is more fit for standing on the shore of a quiet lake swaying back and forth with the gentle winds.
A dreamy and minimalist production made up of warm synths and side stick drumming sets the base for Fiona Jane’s fragile and breathy vocal line to take centre stage. Fiona Jane’s northern inflection and the song’s total absence of guitars provide a unique quirk to The Boss classic.
Woman’s Hour are currently offering their romantic, downtempo rendition of “Dancing In The Dark” as a free download via Woman’s Hour Soundcloud.
Listen to “Dancing In The Dark” below: