Gay favorite Shamir will join Duran Duran on their North American tour. Stereogum reviews his lovely take on their classic 1982 US breakout hit:
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.
I saw Shamir in concert twice in the fall. Highly recommended.
(Tipped by JMG reader Chris)