Fans of 26 year old Philippines-born artist Israel have been extra-ordinarily patient in waiting for the return of one of their favourite artists. The wait, however, is now over – as the singer’s brand new single ‘Freak Tonight’ makes it’s debut on iTunes. Over the past couple of years, Mr Cruz has been earning himself a solid reputation as a writer and producer, co-penning and appearing on tracks by some of the shining stars of local pOp/r&b like Jade MacRae (‘So Hot Right Now’), Ricki-Lee (‘Wiggle It’) and one Jessica Mauboy (‘Been Waiting’). But with the focus now shifting back to him as an artist in his own right, he’s right on the money with this brand new track. There’s been an increasing trend recently of blending r&b with club beats, and it has to be said that Israel’s most certainly got his finger on the pulse – the single, with it’s infectious lyrics and stomping bassline, wouldn’t sound out of place in the midst of all the US r&b on today’s Aussie radio playlists. ‘Freak Tonight’ is now available on iTunes – more info over on Israel’s OFFICIAL MYSPACE.