Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” Gets A Delicate Shamir Cover

Carl Williott | May 28, 2015 9:58 am

With the release of Kacey MusgravesPageant Material just around the corner, a new Kacey song would be a nice treat, but we’ve got the next best thing: Pop sprite Shamir has covered the new Fader cover star‘s breakout hit “Merry Go ‘Round.”

For those of you unfamiliar with Shamir, he’s a Las Vegas singer who burst onto the scene last year with the infectious “On The Regular,” and he just released his giddy, wide-ranging debut album Ratchet. Hearing the modern pop freneticism of his LP, one might think this is an odd choice for a cover or a cheap stab at monogenre virality. But he actually first had aspirations of being a country singer (and has already covered Miranda Lambert). So he returned to his first love with this delicate live take of Kacey’s Same Trailer, Different Park single for Annie Mac’s BBC1 show.

Hear it at the 8:40 mark below.