Van Alden is the deep, pop-noir music project of artist and clothing designer, Paul Abrahamian. His debut EP release, Van Alden, is a strong showing of a fully-modern singer and songwriter, bent on expressing life’s more intense, complicated emotions. The dark, moody, and synth-heavy sounds make the record feel like a lonely 3AM smoke on a rooftop in L.A. Tracks like “Otherside,” “Boheme,” and “Never Die” are cinematic, living in their own all-encompassing world into which listeners are instantly pulled. Those who only know Abrahamian from his time on reality television will be pleasantly surprised by the artistry he displays through Van Alden.