EZRA FURMAN shares two new singles from New album “Twelve Nudes” – Listen Now

EZRA FURMAN shares two new singles from New album "Twelve Nudes" - Listen Now

With anticipation mounting around the release of his new album Twelve Nudes, available 30th August via Bella Union, Ezra Furman has shared two new tracks from the LP.

Of new single “ I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” Furman says: “This is a romantic song of transgender longing. It’s another entry in my series of ‘I Wanna’ songs (in the tradition of the Ramones). I thought it was time we had an ‘Earth Angel’ for the queers. Of course, because it’s an Ezra Furman tune, there’s a little bit of desperation, religion and body-talk.” The track comes with a brilliant video directed by Alix Spence, of which she says: “For me, I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend is a music video about externalising the internal. Listening to the song and speaking with Ezra, I saw our two dancers, Brandon Mathis and Jobel Medina, as physical manifestations of internal suffering. I wanted to literally have us wrestle with ourselves and the complexities of our personal struggles. The video features amazing choreography from Sarah Prinz and costumes by Britton Litow.”

Watch ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ – BELOW:

Of his new US single, “ Evening Prayer”, Furman states: “Our rallying cry. We music fans go to shows for transcendence; it’s like being called to prayer. But as Abraham Heschel said, “Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood.” I want all our fans to become activists. We punk fans have so much energy to give to the fight against injustice, i.e. the abuse of the poor by the rich, i.e. climate change. So this is one to get you in the mood.”

Listen to ‘Evening Prayer’ – BELOW:

Ezra Furman UK tour dates:
Monday 11th November – Glasgow – QMU tickets
Tuesday 12th November – Manchester – Albert Hall tickets
Wednesday 13th November – Bristol – O2 Academy tickets
Thursday 14th November – London – O2 Forum Kentish Town tickets

Twelve Nudes will be released 30th August via Bella Union

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