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Kathleen Hanna covers Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing In The Dark'

The song appears on the 'Maggie's Plan' soundtrack

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In addition to starring turns from Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig, and Julianne Moore, Rebecca Miller’s romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan features a performance-based cameo by musician Kathleen Hanna, and now the Le Tigre frontwoman has officially released her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” from the movie’s official soundtrack. 

Hanna’s version features stripped production, with minimal instrumentation (it’s mostly driven by an acoustic guitar) and spirited vocals placing a new spin on Springsteen’s classic track.

The Boss’ version, first released on 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. LP, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its music video featured a then-unknown Courteney Cox as an audience member dancing with the singer. 

Aside from making music with Le Tigre, Hanna was previously the lead singer of the band Bikini Kill, and recently starred in 2013’s The Punk Singer, a documentary about her life. She’s currently performing with the Julie Ruin.

The Maggie’s Plan official soundtrack is due out May 20, the same day the film hits theaters. Listen to Hanna’s cover of “Dancing In The Dark” below.