Last year, the young disco-house star Shamir Bailey released his debut album Ratchet, one of our favorite albums of the year. This year, he’s going to be all over the place. We already know that he’ll be playing festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo, and now it looks like he’ll spend his spring opening for ’80s new wave gods Duran Duran on a North American tour. To celebrate the occasion, he’s shared a tender, soft solo-acoustic cover of Duran Duran’s bulletproof early-MTV classic “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Shamir sings the song like it’s a ballad, and it works as a great showcase for his unearthly voice. Listen below.
Ratchet is out now on XL.