Alex Izenberg Shares Video ft. “Sir Paul McCartney #4” for latest single “Ivory”

Alex Izenberg Shares Video ft. “Sir Paul McCartney #4” for latest single “Ivory”

LA’s most mysterious songwriter Alex Izenberg has teamed up with the legendary “Sir Paul McCartney #4” on his latest single, “Ivory.” An anti-love song of sorts, the “Ivory” video features a cameo from New York City’s finest version of the famed Beatle.  


Alex on “Ivory”: I don’t know if it’s as much of a story as me trying to tell a story, because I don’t consider myself to be a storyteller like Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, but I guess it was me kind of going for that. It could be interpreted in different ways, depending on what your mood is, but I think it kind of can be interpreted as a fancy couple going out and how they’re not really in love but they’re still together. And then “real love will stone you” at the end of the chorus can be interpreted as them finding out they’re not in love. I was kind of going for a “Best of My Love” Eagles kind of vibe. That song I think is about the singer just being hopelessly in love with somebody and just telling her she gets the best of his love. Lyrically it’s not quite the same but the vibe I was going for. 

“Ivory” is the third single off of Alex’s forthcoming studio album, I’m Not Here, due out May 20 via Domino imprint Weird World. It follows the catchy, retro-pop romp “Sorrows Blue Tapestry” and the upbeat and elegant “Egyptian Cadillac.”  

Alex Izenberg I'm Not Here

Album | 20th May 2022

Like his debut, 2016’s homespun Harlequin, and its ambitious 2020 follow-up Caravan Château, Alex Izenberg’s new album I’m Not Here inhabits the shaggy, world-weary mode of artists like Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Randy Newman, and Lou Reed. 

With the help of producer Greg Hartunian, and swelling string and woodwind arrangements courtesy of Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Alex manages a paradoxical and visionary trick: he disappears completely while simultaneously revealing more of himself than ever before. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Ivory
  • 2Gemini Underwater
  • 3Egyptian Cadillac
  • 4Breathless Darkness
  • 5Broadway
  • 6Our Love Remains
  • 7Ladies of Rodeo
  • 8Sorrows Blue Tapestry
  • 9Juniper & Lamplight
  • 10Sea of Wine

Alex Izenberg I'm Not Here

Album | 20th May 2022

Like his debut, 2016’s homespun Harlequin, and its ambitious 2020 follow-up Caravan Château, Alex Izenberg’s new album I’m Not Here inhabits the shaggy, world-weary mode of artists like Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Randy Newman, and Lou Reed. 

With the help of producer Greg Hartunian, and swelling string and woodwind arrangements courtesy of Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Alex manages a paradoxical and visionary trick: he disappears completely while simultaneously revealing more of himself than ever before. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Ivory
  • 2Gemini Underwater
  • 3Egyptian Cadillac
  • 4Breathless Darkness
  • 5Broadway
  • 6Our Love Remains
  • 7Ladies of Rodeo
  • 8Sorrows Blue Tapestry
  • 9Juniper & Lamplight
  • 10Sea of Wine
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