Lucy Dacus Sends Birthday Wishes via Bruce Springsteen Cover

Indie rocker on the rise Lucy Dacus recently came out with her version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”

The song was originally released as a single in 1984, selling over a million copies and becoming the number one single of the year. It was later included on Born in the U.S.A., which became the top selling album of Springsteen’s career.

That’s a lot to live up to, but Dacus does the song justice, especially given that she covered the song to celebrate The Boss’ birthday on Sep. 23rd. Hitting closer to home though, she recorded the song in honor of her father. Dacus explained in a statement:

“Happy birthday to Bruce, but also happy birthday to my dad, the biggest Bruce fan I know and the reason I’ve listened to The Boss since birth. I resisted it when I was younger as a rebellion to my dad’s taste, but I have come to love his music on my own time. His lyricism is embedded in my own songwriting inextricably at this point.”

The single is a continuation of her holiday themed singles. The last one, “Forever Half Mast,” was shared shortly before Independence Day. “My Mother & I” was released around Mother’s Day. Before that, “La Vie En Rose,” an Édith Piaf cover, dropped prior to Valentines Day. Each of the singles mentioned, and more to be released, will be included on an EP that’s slated to drop later this year.

But before that happens, make sure to see Lucy play live when she tours through Montana. She’ll be headlining at the Rialto in Bozeman on October 16th and will also play at the Top Hat in Missoula on October 17th. Details in the event pages below.