There is a certain melodic flair to the man’s music that comes across as very pop-sensible, but without sacrificing any of the darkly, sometimes Burtonesque gloom of his overall musical persona. Even still, there’s a warmth and a kindness, there, too, and it all blends together to develop what is easily one of the more diverse piano-centered rock acts of modern times to uncover.
Cry About ItThe New Album
Release Date: Sept. 30
In a couple of minutes, he’s gonna be a monster.
Like Jack White and Ben Folds had a baby.
He plays like an old-ass man.
Watch this kid, ladies and germs. He is going for it.
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In days past, I have actually made a living trying to pick artists who would step out from the crowd, break free of the clutter, and create their own place in the music firmament. Ian is such an artist.