Shamir is back at it again with another cover song, this time choosing to lend his skills to Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran. His incredible falsetto makes for a surprisingly soothing cover, turning the classic 80s pop-banger into a slowed-down rendition saturated by Shamir’s dulcet tones and guitar strummed lazily in the background.
It sounds like the kind of song you’d dance to slowly at a prom, or song played at the end of an especially dramatic O.C episode. It’s his second cover in a month, choosing to lend his vocals to a performance of Jewel’s Who Will Save Your Soul.
Shamir has had a stratospheric rise to prominence lately, bursting onto the scene in 2014 with If It Wasn’t True, demonstrating his uncanny knack for giving pop, rap and R&B a fresh sound. His unique voice also earned him a place among some of the most individual artists to emerge in a long time.
Last month, Duran Duran announced their tour for later album Paper Gods, with Shamir in tow to support eight of their shows. The Vegas native will be down under soon for a performance at Laneway Festival and a pair of special sideshows:
Thursday 4 February: Howler, Melbourne
Tuesday 9 February: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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