Hear Erykah Badu and James Poyser’s silken cover of “Tempted” by Squeeze

The Record Store Day exclusive is now yours to luxuriate in.

June 03, 2019
Hear Erykah Badu and James Poyser’s silken cover of “Tempted” by Squeeze Gregg DeGuire/Getty Image

For this year's Record Store Day, Erykah Badu and The Roots' James Poyser teamed up for a cover of "Tempted," Squeeze's anthemic 1981 standard. Their take on the East Side Story hit was exclusive to wax, but today, the duo have uploaded the cover to streaming services. Ali Jackson, Thundercat, and Derrick Hodge each lend a hand to the track's instrumentals, which can be heard on their own on the second track. The release of "Tempted" marks Badu's first since dropping But You Cain't Use My Phone back in 2015. Stream the single below.

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Hear Erykah Badu and James Poyser’s silken cover of “Tempted” by Squeeze