Singer-songwriter Haley Dahl, better known as Sloppy Jane, has recorded a new cover of the My Chemical Romance classic ‘Cancer’.
Dahl, who will be opening up for boygenius at a special Halloween show at the Hollywood Bowl tonight (October 31) in Los Angeles, has released the cover through Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records.
On the track, Dahl said “My Chemical Romance is my biggest influence as far as being an insane band with an incredible amount of world building. I’ve loved them since I was a kid. I started playing this song live while opening for other bands on the “Madison” cycle, as kind of an access point. I chose ‘Cancer’ because it’s piano and strings driven, and its message is ‘I love you, and now I will die,’ which is basically what I’m saying on every single song on Madison. I don’t like joke-y covers- I love the song and thought it would fit in with mine.”
Check out the new version of ‘Cancer’ below:
The cover marks Dahl’s first new music since her 2021 album, ‘Madison’. Following her run with boygenius, she has more support slots lined up with Pussy Riot and Deap Vally across the US.