Review: Chance the Closer – ‘Multiverse of Madness’



After crossing the United States in the pursuit of his music, Chance the Closer found himself in the middle of nowhere, Oregon. A hopeful and opportunistic entrepreneur, as well as a dedicated musician, actor, author, farmer and DJ, Chance has a passion for music that goes well beyond simple enjoyment. With a dream to one day headline Electric Daisy Carnival, his music stems from a need to save himself from his internal demons and external boring surroundings.


His latest release, ‘Multiverse of Madness’ arrives on the back of a quick and optimistic move. After hearing Marvel announced that the next Doctor Strange film would be titled, ‘The Multiverse of Madness’, he jumped on the opportunity, buying the domain and creating a song and music video to accompany it.


An intriguing, although admittedly not the deepest of reasons for creating a song, ‘Multiverse of Madness’ opens onto a plane of electronic beats and sci-fi themes, cutting out a jagged rhythm from a maelstrom of cinematic cuts and selected audio bites. It’s a slowly evolving track that pushes EDM far into trance territory, arriving with a loose-fitting form that is stitched together by the loped refrains and repeated slogans, giving the semblance of something more than a hopeful submission to be a backing track in Marvel’s next franchise instalment.



There are interesting creative choices on show, some that work, and some that don’t, like the aimless volley of “yeah, yeah, yeah” that drift in and out in the latter half of the track, but ultimately you have to approve of the cohesive, slow-burning nature of the song. While it’s still hard on repeat listens to shake the notion that it’s a single in it’s own right and not just a backing track, ‘Multiverse of Madness’ does authentically capture the feel of the Doctor Strange sage, and if Marvel were looking for someone new to soundtrack their films, they could do a lot worse than Chance the Closer.


Score: 7/10


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