FABIAN MAZUR and ZAC POOR, “Settle”
Copenhagen’s Fabian Mazur, very well known in Europe these past 8 years, opts for more pop/dance/soul flavours with “Settle”, a release for The Music Elk. It’s an intense, deliberately-paced dance song featuring the welcome return of L.A. singer/songwriter Zac Poor, who I’ve written about several times in these pages. Zac sings and co-wrote the song. His vocal has a gritty, soulful quality here that usually doesn’t appear on European dance songs, thereby making it seem like something hailing from the UK when it’s not. And I have definitely missed hearing his power and range! In fact, “Settle” recalls the soulful dance of 90’s groups like Stereo MC’s but wrapped up with a lot of contemporary finesse. Fabian definitely knows how to swing a few hooks, and the electronic elements of the song keep it brewing steadily. “Settle” may not be instantly memorable by title but chances are you’ll be adding it to a playlist or three of your own.