My Life As a Dog, the project/artist name of singer-songwriter Ryan Hanifin, released a new single, “I’m On Fire,” on Friday. The track is a cover of the famous song originally performed by Bruce Springsteen.
My Life As a Dog gives “I’m On Fire” an energetic, layered twist. The drums, which were provided by Kyle May, keep an upbeat pace.
Hanifin’s vocals are polished, yet he captures a sense of yearning that feels true to the feeling behind the original track. Big instrumentation and the addition of horns round out the sound.
“I’m On Fire” is a song that has been covered numerous times, but this version feels fresh, providing a different enough perspective to warrant its existence while respecting The Boss’s original tune.