Sharon Van Etten has shared a cover of R&B/soul group the Ink Spots 1955 song "I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire." Her take on the song features a spoken word verse from actor Michael Imperioli, best known for The Sopranos and, more recently, The White Lotus The cover appears on the soundtrack to the new National Geographic limited series A Small Light, which Este Haim oversaw as executive music producer. Check it out below.
Este Haim pulled together a number of artists to record covers for A Small Light: Songs From the Limited Series, including Angel Olsen, Kamasi Washington, Weyes Blood, and Moses Sumney. The soundtrack will be released in full on May 23.
A Small Light debuted on National Geographic earlier this month. Van Etten and Imperioli’s cover appears during the show’s third episode, which aired on Monday night. The series is based on the life story of Miep Gies (Bel Powley), a Dutch woman of Austrian descent who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in her Amsterdam attic.