Returning after four years of characteristic reclusion, albeit with particularly odd timing, LA-based Alex Izenberg is sharing sound and vision with “Disraeli Woman.” In classic Laurel Canyon fashion, Izenberg highlights vintage flavor as an artist plucked right from the era of sunburnt film and earnest love writing.
In his latest video, Izenberg travels around Los Angeles in a stylish silk robe and a ‘76 Cadillac, calling back to slightly quieter streets and a mellow disposition. We are on a tour of his hometown as he sees it, devoid of the modern obnoxious hustle of the city. We are instead granted a view of an almost mythical vision. Is this how LA used to look? It feels like eons since the ambiance was so pure.
He plays us out on a sun-baking shore while introducing color to the otherwise sandy tone to which we’ve become accustomed. It is in this aesthetic that it all comes together. “Disraeli” – an unofficial Cream reference coming out just a month shy of the 53rd anniversary of Disraeli Gears. Tribute? Coincidence? Take either for a cruise as this single helps to break the monotony of isolation.
Before this hiatus, he released Harlequin, his 11-track debut record that laid a foundation he may not have expected to form. Despite this break, Izenberg may be on a mission ahead of time to break the sophomore slump befallen by many. This is just as much a rite of passage as an artist’s debut, scratching at new surfaces of experience and pain in search of opportunity in the Golden State.
“Disraeli Woman” is side-A of Izenberg’s recent 7”, accompanied by “I Don’t Want You To Hurt Anymore” on the reverse and is an exclusive release of only 300 copies via Domino.
Cover photo: Giraffe Studios