Duncan Sheik's smash single "Barely Breathing" dragged the singer-songwriter into the national spotlight in 1996. Since then, he's released five more full-lengths, and handful of EPs and two anthologies. While continuing to produce albums, Sheik also dabbled in the world of Broadway plays. Teaming up with Stephen Sater, he composed music for the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, for which he won awards for Best Orchestration and Best Original Score.
Considering Sheik's success as a composer, his pop-loving fans had to be pleased to hear about his upcoming album, Covers 80s, which explores takes on classic tunes from Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure and more.
Hear Sheik perform today, live from the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia at noon ET, part of WXPN's Live Fridays concert series. Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.