After years spent modeling for brands ranging from Telfar to BCALLA and Yeezy, Issa Israel is now breaking into music. The queer Brooklyn-based artist's new single, "The Feeling," is steeped in '90s nostalgia with house-inspired production from downtown DJ/producer Charlie Klarsfeld. As the title track off Israel's forthcoming debut EP, it's a strong first introduction, pulling inspiration from iconic songs like Suzanne Vega's 1987 hit, "Toms Diner."
Israel describes "The Feeling" as "an anthemic declaration to NYC nightlife and culture. When we set out to make the song, we wanted to take the listener on a journey to the past and the present--something you can listen to in your headphones on your commute to a party, or on the dance floor." There's certainly old New York energy pumping throughout "The Feeling," as Israel chants lyrics like "DJ won't you play this track" amidst vinyl scratches and airhorn samples.
Listen to the OUT premiere of Issa Israel's "The Feeling," below.