“I don’t know what you do with your free time, but I think about you,” sings crooner Ian Guerin in the chorus of “Free Time,” the new single from "Irreplaceable." The swooning, bombastic sound of the section is a hint as to the sort of sixties lounge act cool Guerin goes for here. But Guerin is far from some simple nostalgia act, as a nod to Twitter early in the song shows that this is very much a tune about modern romantic anxieties. It’s a well that Guerin taps into often on "Irreplaceable," without it ever feeling like the contemporary references are shoehorned in. The track’s themes of worries and obsessions exacerbated by social media scrolling hit close to home, while somehow not sacrificing the vibes of timelessness the album aims for." - Indie Pulse Magazine
"Chapter II" is a song by award-winning singer, songwriter, producer Ian Guerin. It was written by Guerin & produced by Azhmir Vangort for Ian's 2019 sophomore studio album "IRREPLACEABLE." It was released as a single on October 9, 2020.
"Irreplaceable" is a song by singer, songwriter Ian Guerin. It is the title track of his sophomore studio album (IRREPLACEABLE). It was written by Guerin & produced by Azhmir Vangort—& has been critically acclaimed since the album was released in 2019. The music video for 'Irreplaceable' was released on February 12, 2021 as a Valentine's Day gift to fans.
On November 24, 2020 Ian Guerin performed a medley of songs from his hit album 'Irreplaceable' in aid of bullied children of America & a Covid pandemic relief. The R&B/Pop infused medley was comprised of his U.K. #1 single 'Free Time,' the title track of his album 'Irreplaceable', & his new single 'Chapter II.'
“Irreplaceable” is not an album that sticks to one tone throughout, as “Roll the Dice” shows. The lyrics tackle themes of two former lovers coming across each other again like the previous song, but with a wholly different energy. “Roll the Dice” is an exuberant number about wanting to rekindle an old flame, and this atmosphere of possibilities is underscored with stirring strings and a giddy disco beat. It’s a tune with the same joyous pulse of the best Jamiroquai songs, and might be the best track on the disc. I would say that Irreplaceable is the best retro soul record I’ve heard in a while, but “retro” would feel too much like pigeonholing Mr. Guerin. This is an album where a classic streak and a millennial sensibility work hand in hand." - Indie Pulse Magazine
"It can be hard to go into detail about production in an album review, as often times the best production is that which ninety percent of the audience won’t even consciously think about, not unlike movie editing. “Irreplaceable” can be like that, as Guerin casts a wide net of R&B sounds that includes piano, strings, crunchy beats, and some basslines that would have been at home in the g-funk era. It’s a busy sound, but it all blends together for a smooth aesthetic that’s confident rather than cluttered.
To witness the scope of “Irreplaceable’s” production on full display, look no further than the title track, which uses touches of Spanish guitar to immediately cement a melancholy mood. Ian Guerin sings about heartbreak often and capably on the album (View "Cry,") but “Irreplaceable” adds notes of world-weariness to the mix that make its story even more affecting. We are introduced to a narrator who’s been hurt in love before too many times to count, after having broken it off in a relationship that was going nowhere—a decision fraught with regret, as the tone of Guerin’s voice easily demonstrates." - Indie Pulse Magazine
‘For the Holidays’ is the first original Christmas song by singer, songwriter Ian Guerin. It was written by Guerin, produced by Azhmir Vangort & released as a single on November 15, 2018. It also appears as a bonus track on Ian's 2019 sophomore studio album “IRREPLACEABLE.” ‘Holidays’ has gained worldwide acclaim—& has been featured on numerous publications including: The Hollywoood Digest, Daily Dose Report, The New York Weekly Times, The Hype Magazine, Hollywood Entertainment, Thrive Magazine & many more. “It’s crazy how a few minutes of a song like that can change your whole mood.” – Bounce Ball Boogie | Host, Musician & Entertainment Extraordinaire.
"Madsexy" was a very special album for me; it was the beginning of the journey. I remember my sister paying for the "Madsexy" video with her first check and coming up with the screen walls we'd never seen elsewhere. She did a great job directing that video; I'm very proud of the end result, even though I'm not one for sneakers." - Ian Guerin
"I remember 5 things about the "I Heart" video, which was my 1st. I remember my mom buying and making all the food, I remember we had zero production budget, that I couldn't sleep the night before, that I was in love with the girl in the heart-shaped shades and that we had an honest good time." - Ian Guerin