Sharon Van Etten and Michael Imperioli Cover “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”: Listen
Sharon Van Etten has covered the Ink Spots classic “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”—and it features a spoken word verse from The Sopranos and The White Lotus actor Michael Imperioli. The song was recorded for the new National Geographic limited series A Small Light, which features Este Haim as executive music producer. Van Etten and Imperioli’s cover will appear in the show’s third episode. Check it out below.
A Small Light is based on the life story of Miep Gies (played by Bel Powley), a Dutch woman of Austrian descent who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in her Amsterdam attic. Este Haim enlisted a number of artists for A Small Light: Songs From the Limited Series, which arrives May 23. The soundtrack includes covers by Angel Olsen, Danielle Haim, Kamasi Washington, Weyes Blood, Moses Sumney, and others. On May 19, composer Ariel Marx will release her original score for A Small Light.
Last week, two songs from the show hit streaming services: Danielle Haim’s version of Doris Day’s “Till We Meet Again” and Kamasi Washington’s rendition of Charlie Parker’s “Cheryl.” Just today, Angel Olsen released her cover of “My Reverie.”
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