Amy Shark has performed a cover of one of Bruce Springsteen’s mid-Nineties hits for KIIS’ Living Room Concert Series over the weekend.
First kicking off in mid June, the Living Room Concert Series has so far seen artists such as Sam Fischer and Samantha Jade perform stripped back sets during this time of COVID-19, providing listeners with a chance to see live music while stages stand empty.
This week saw Amy Shark perform for the series, playing a stripped-back set from the Gold Coast with her band. Kicking things off with her previous singles “I Said Hi” and “Adore”, Shark admitted that performing in such a way was undoubtedly a different experience.
“It might be some time before we can play live in actual venues, but this is a good chance to catch up with my band and play you a brand new song for the first time,” she explained.
The new song she performed was “Everybody Rise”, a song about “unrequited love” that was released last month as the first taste from her forthcoming second album.
Wrapping up the performance with a cover, Shark delivered a rendition of “Secret Garden”, a Bruce Springsteen song that she described as “one of my favourites”.
A rather overlooked song in the Springsteen canon, “Secret Garden” was first released on his 1995 Greatest Hits album, before it gained wider popularity after being featured in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, which resulted in a peak of number nine on the ARIA charts.
Shark’s cover of the single was a slow-burning one, helped along by marching drums and the addition of a heartfelt trumpet solo near its end.
KIIS’ Living Room Concert Series is set to continue next weekend, with the likes of Daryl Braithwaite and Guy Sebastian on track to appear in coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Amy Shark was recently announced as one of the artists set to perform at Queensland’s To The Point festival in November.
played Secret Garden last night my all time fav @springsteen song 💙 https://t.co/qgGGWOVD3f
— Amy Shark (@amyshark) July 5, 2020