Label: Parlophone Spain
Pablo Alboran’s official job title may be singer -- and more specifically, flamenco-kissed Spanish singer. But we think his real job title ought to be lover. Like its teasing name implies, Tanto is an exercise in seduction and charm. Alboran plies us with slow-burning flamenco guitars and subtly passionate strings -- then suddenly takes off in surprising directions, like the slippery Middle Eastern pop of “Extasis,” the spaghetti slide guitars of “Sere,” the flamenco-disco of “En Brazos.” Then in swoops his feathery, husky voice, breathing sweet nothings in your ear. You will swoon.