Sting is joined by Shirazee for an impeccable Tiny Desk (home) concert - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

The latest of NPR’s ongoing Tiny Desk (Home) concert features Sting performing a three-song set that features some of his most well-known work.

He kicks off the whole set with “Englishman in New York.” This isn’t the first time that Sting has brought the song to NPR, having previously covered the song along with Shaggy in his last Tiny Desk concert. This time, however, he’s joined by Shirazee who gives his own unique twist to the song which will also be featured in his new Duets album. The two take a moment afterwords commiserate about how odd it is to play music in person with someone else for the first time in a year. They share a few words of admiration and respect for each other before Shirazee moves off to the side “to get a free Sting concert.”

From there, the veteran singer/songwriter goes it alone, giving a rendition of his classic “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You.” He finishes the set out with “Sister Moon,” one of his more underrated songs (but only as underrated as a song from a twice platinum, thrice Grammy nominated album can get).

You can watch the recording below. You can also head over to Sting’s website to purchase his upcoming album. If you purchase Sting’s upcoming Duet album on his website any time before March 25th you could win a solo virtual performance and shout-out from the artist.

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