Vampire Weekend Records Elegant Version Of ‘This Life,’ Covers Bruce Springsteen For Spotify Singles: Listen


Vampire Weekend might be more of an L.A. entitiy these days, but the Columbia-bred band’s latest release has a Tri-state area feel to it. 

Out today (June 26), Vampire Weekend’s new Spotify Singles session features two tracks recorded at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios: a piano-led, almost lullaby-like rendition of “This Life” and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. track “I’m Goin’ Down.”

"This Life" is the current single off Vampire Weekend's 2019 album Father of the Bride — it currently sits at No. 24 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, its peak position so far. And the Boss' 1985 single is an old favorite of Ezra Koenig and the gang; they actually covered it for their iTunes Session EP back in 2010.

The two new tracks were produced by William Garrett, lead senior audio engineer at Spotify. Take a listen below.