This song was brought to my attention in one of those moments when you hear a song that sounds familiar, and although you cant quite put your finger on who sings the original, it gives you a brand new appreciation for the song. That was exactly what it was like the first time I heard Passenger's cover of the Bruce Springsteen track Dancing in the dark.
Buried within the set list at the PinkPop 2013 festival, Passenger has the audience fully attentive and mesmerised by his stringy cover. I had heard Dancing in the dark at almost all weddings i've been to and, although i'm a fan of Stringsteen's music, I admit to having never truly liked this song until now. That is, in my opinion, the beauty of someone as talented as Passenger - an artist who can take a hugely popular and successful song and seemingly make it his own, bringing a new found appreciation to a song that was released more than a couple of decades previously.
Passenger singing Springsteen's 'Dancing in the dark'