Pablo Iranzo – Chaotic Neutral (2020)

Dark, desperate and devastatingly divine, Pablo Iranzo is a singer-songwriter from Germany with the to captivate and beguile any listener. Combining elements of pop and electronic with a rock edge, Iranzo is breeding a new genre-defying sound. Gaining a reputation for intriguing music, Iranzo has been featured on several online radio stations and podcasts building a loyal following. The latest addition to his growing discography is the single ‘Chaotic Neutral’.

Following his long-awaited debut album Blind Faith in 2017, Iranzo has enchanted us with several singles alongside a few remixes. What I find particularly intriguing about Iranzo’s work is the incorporation of different genres into one track, as well as the transition from one style to another with each single. Moving on from the metal-influenced ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Everybody’s Dead), ‘Chaotic Neutral’ is a post-punk-inspired single ala The Cures meets Depeche Mode. Yet, while it is easy enough to meld some synths with a drum and guitar, it is the incorporation of orchestral elements that make ‘Chaotic Neutral’ enigmatic.

Complementing the organic strings of violinist Just Nathaniel with haunting vocals, Iranzo creates an ambient soundscape with a melancholic vibe. Expertly arranged and produced, the song explores a grittier side to a dark romance – one that is held together by deceit and lies. While the melody itself moves one to the realm of tragic love, it is Iranzo’s Jack White vocals that really enhance ‘Chaotic Neutral’s wistfulness. If this is the first single from Iranzo’s upcoming full-length album I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.

For more from Pablo Iranzo check out his official website, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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