Malek Hanna’s Beautiful Stranger is an alluring pop single that calls back to the highwater mark of the 1990s. During his latest single, Hanna builds upon the tradition of Enrique Iglesias and Robbie Williams. The song is extraordinarily cohesive as Malek pulls double-duty here. More than just convey the overall narrative of the track, he is able to interact with the guitars and drums. This has the effect of bolstering Beautiful Stranger’s harmony, tattooing each twist and turn deep into the hearts of listeners. The brief instrumental interlude that enters into the equation at around the 2:45 mark pushes the song to a new plateau, allowing Malek the opportunity to end things in an emphatic fashion.