Label: 777 Records 21-year-old Norwegian-Chilean Nicolas Muñoz shot to fame with similar coming-of age-indie-pop perfection when the video for blissful single ‘Everytime’ went viral on YouTube thanks to the platform’s mysterious algorithms. The dreamy anthem drew millions of streams after it was auto-queued to follow heavyweights in his arena of slacker-indie – hello, Mac DeMarco – bringing Boy Pablo’s glimmering sounds to the global stage. Much like the EPs that followed, there’s still heartache aplenty on ‘Wachito Rico’, Muñoz consolidating his commitment to innocent romantic struggles. The album title itself signifies an alter-ego, meaning ‘handsome boy’ in Chilean slang. The guise proves a centre point for Muñoz to blend some of his own experiences with fictional elements. ‘Wachito Rico’ exudes a breadth of musicianship that proves Boy Pablo is no flash in the pan, despite having found viral fame overnight. This magnificent debut confirms that Lady Luck – and YouTube algorithms – couldn’t have smiled on a more deserving individual.