Julien Baker Makes Us Cry with a Bruce Springsteen Cover
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

  • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch



MyMusicRx, the flagship program of the Children's Cancer Association, released a video of Julien Baker performing an acoustic cover of Bruce Springsteen's track "Badlands" while backstage at Newport Folk Festival and it's beautiful. It's part of a curated "music medicine" program from MyMusicRx, who travels to concerts and music festivals capturing exclusive content and delivering the healing power of music to children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses.

The singer-songwriter looks like a perfect choice for this program since she's mainly known for her vulnerability and intimacy during live shows. Covering Springsteen allowed not only her to open up, but also allowed the listeners to feel comforted. Before she starts playing, she talks about the song choice, "Its a song that always makes me feel better because it's unashamedly triumphant. Its about not being ashamed to be glad youre alive and proud to do your best...and being content with the things you can do, not waiting for opportunities to visit you but creating them in small ways and celebrating small victories."
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