Duncan Sheik’s Soothing “Half A Room” Single: Idolator Premiere

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Among the midst of heavyweight pop stars that Idolator typically covers, we occasionally stumble upon some pretty awesome musical gems that emerge from the usual realm. The latest comes from Duncan Sheik, whose “Half A Room” single we at Idolator are premiering today (September 10).

The Tony and Grammy award-winning singer, who is known for composing music for major Broadway musicals like Spring Awakening, refreshingly strays away from the pounding dance takeover and instead provides a soothing ballad that is filled with delicate melodies and assuring vocals.

“Half A Room” is taken from Sheik’s forthcoming eighth album Legerdemain, which will be available on October 9 via Kobalt Music. In addition to his new LP, the singer’s critically acclaimed musical adaption of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho will premiere on Broadway in 2016, as well as Deaf West’s interpretation of Spring Awakening (2007), which Duncan orchestrated and went on to win eight Tony awards for.

Take a listen to his latest track, and view upcoming tour dates, below.

DUNCAN SHEIK TOUR DATES*co-headlining with Suzanne Vega

November 5 & 6 /// Berkeley, CA /// Freight & Salvage* November 7 /// Beverly Hills, CA /// Saban Theater* November 8 /// San Juan Capistrano, CA /// The Coach House* November 13 /// Evanston, IL /// Evanston SPACE* November 14 /// Brookfield, WI /// Sharon Lynne Wilson Ctr. For Arts* November 15 /// Minneapolis, MN /// The Cedar* November 18 & 19 /// Vienna, VA /// The Barns at Wolf Trap* November 20 /// Richmond, VA /// Modlin Center for the Arts* November 21 /// New York, NY /// Zankel at Carnegie Hall November 22 /// Tarrytown, NY /// The Tarrytown Music Hall*

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