If there’s one queer artist we’re banking on breaking through to the mainstream in 2016 it’s singer/songwriter Shamir.
The 21-year-old’s melodious countertenor vocals, which Pitchfork describes as “somewhere between Prince masquerading as Camille and the cracking adolescent soul of the teenage Michael Jackson,” can now be heard on a hauntingly beautiful cover of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf.”
The cover comes out ahead of Duran Duran’s upcoming tour (co-headlined by Chic feat. Nile Rodgers), which Shamir will open for during six stops.
While we are hoping for new music from Shamir sometime in 2016, this hauntingly gorgeous cover more will more than suffice for now.
Listen to the track below.