Alex Izenberg returns after four years with new track & video "Disraeli Woman"
Photo credit: Giraffe Studios

Alex Izenberg returns after four years with new track & video "Disraeli Woman"

Alex Izenberg, a reclusive Los Angeles-native from the Chatsworth neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, emerged in late 2016 with his debut album Harlequin, a fetching collection of hazy art-pop hymns praised for their “sweetness and heart” that immediately drew comparisons to chamber pop greats such as Van Dyke Parks, Harry Nilson and Grizzly Bear.

Four years on, Izenberg has emerged from his homely cocoon today to share new song “Disraeli Woman”, a whimsical piano-and-string pop love song of holding hands on the beach and flying to France with his beloved. Watch the video below, directed by Giraffe Studios, who previously collaborated with Izenberg on Harlequin videos “To Move On” and “Grace”.



“Disraeli Woman” is also available via 7” single (limited to 300, download card included) featuring b-side “I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore”; listen to both tracks and purchase via Dom Mart HERE

Giraffe Studios had this to say of “Disraeli Woman”:
Our shoot was a joyride in a 76' Cadillac gliding across Los Angeles with a Super8mm camera hanging out the back. We started on a dewy morning in Chatsworth, Alex's hometown, and ended 36 hours later with old friends under the pink glow of a magic Malibu sunset. Magic is very much what happens when you spend the time with Alex- serendipity and possibility being key words. We hope that this video serves as a peep hole into the brilliant, spontaneous, and beautiful world of Alex Izenberg.

Not long after the release of Harlequin, Izenberg became emotionally unstable, beset by a failed relationship and inevitable post-debut questions about what came next. He spent the four years following its release learning to cope with and overcome fear, to turn doubt into power rather than paralysis. Having been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2012, music became a lifeline, or the lens that helps him refocus the world and make sense of his mess of feelings.

Alex Izenberg emerges refreshed, with a new body of music in tow. Stay tuned for more from him soon.

Praise for Alex Izenberg & Harlequin:

“Izenberg has discovered a way to make classic, quirky pop touchstones into something completely his own.” - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“With its staccato trumpets and keys, Alex Izenberg's ‘To Move On’ sounds like it might've come straight from the 1970s. If only moving on always sounded this joyous.” - THE FADER

“as pretty as all heavenly nice things” - VICE

“just enough sweetness and heart” - PITCHFORK

Available Formats

7"
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Alex Izenberg Disraeli Woman / I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore

Single | 28th March 2020

Disraeli Woman marks the long-awaited return of Los Angeles’ own Alex Izenberg, available digitally and on 7” alongside B-side “I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore”. Limited to 300.

Tracklisting

  • 1Disraeli Woman
  • 2I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore

Alex Izenberg Disraeli Woman / I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore

Single | 28th March 2020

Disraeli Woman marks the long-awaited return of Los Angeles’ own Alex Izenberg, available digitally and on 7” alongside B-side “I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore”. Limited to 300.

Tracklisting

  • 1Disraeli Woman
  • 2I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore
Buy Now