Alex Izenberg released his 11-track opus Caravan Château at the end of July. A follow up to 2016’s Harlequin which Pitchfork praised for its “sweetness and heart,” Caravan Château finds Izenberg looking inward, longing for connection, and testing his boundaries. One of those tracks from the album is Lady, a peppy piano-and-string shuffle led by Izenberg’s crooning voice; “The devil is alive in America.” Alex spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as the Shakespearean album.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Lady?
The reception has been very positive from friends and family, I’m afraid I can’t say the same for the critics.. but everybody knows the critics words are completely irrelevant and disposable
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
I love my music and I make it for myself.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this track?
Well I just sang on this track, Ari Balouzian made the track. I was trying to go for a Don Henley Eagles vibe.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
I’m working on a new album, it’s very Shakespearean.