Diego Garcia’s Paradise dropped on October 8 via Concord Records, and though the former lead singer of New York indie outfit Elefant hit the road shortly thereafter in support of his new work, it’s clear that the ambitious performer is still getting his show legs this time around. Garcia took to the Highline Ballroom stage last night to play selections from the record, an approachable collection of love songs that closely mirror those of his idol, Julio Iglesias, in style and scope. There was little about Garcia’s live show that didn’t stick closely to the pages of the Spanish heartthrob of yesteryear’s playbook: the slow smiles, the emphatic gestures, the charming (and obligatory) introductions to each song, the pretty, sailing notes that rendered his tenor velvet and pristine, the dramatic facial gestures and heightened theatrics perfected by lounge singers and cabaret acts throughout the 20th century.
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by Hilary Hughes