LAUREN JENKINS RELEASES "HUNGRY HEART" + "STOLEN CAR"
I'm a sucker for a storyteller. Tell me a story about your joy, pain, love or loss, and I'm in. That's part of the reason why I have such a deep appreciation for Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen has a way of telling a story that feels like it's your story, too. Honesty and vulnerability seem to be at the core, and that's something I try to mirror in my own music.
Covering Bruce Springsteen can be intimidating. No one can do Bruce like Bruce can. So instead of trying to copy Bruce, I brought my own truth to these two songs. I got to record these tracks with my friends as I hear them in my head when I'm tumbling down the highway or falling asleep at night. I chose not to change any of the lyrics, but instead brought a woman's voice to a man's story. To me, that approach brings a different layer to the song and a different perspective. I think the stripped down recordings show just how powerful these two songs are… even when they're bare-boned.
I don't do covers often, but when I do, it better be a damn good song. "Stolen Car" and "Hungry Heart" are just that. They've been part of the soundtrack to my life and I'm so excited to share my take on them with you. If you haven't heard Bruce singing these songs, do yourself a favor and go listen to him, too.