Set for release on 26th August via Bella Union, Ezra Furman has announced her new album ‘All Of Us Flames’.
Speaking on the song, she says, “The biggest influence on the lyrics of this song is a conversation I had with a friend of mine. When Covid was first hitting, she was talking to me a lot about how ready she felt. She was like, ‘people who have been comfortable in life are freaking out right now. But queer people like me have been in crisis before. I grew up poor and my family kicked me out when I was a teenager. My world has already ended plenty of times before, and we queers know what to do: we take care of each other, we help each other out, we have a network of support for the crises we know will hit us from time to time.’
“And then she lost her job and ended up moving in with me and my family for like three months. And she was right, we were okay and we were taking care of each other.
“That influenced a lot of what the whole record is about. But ‘Forever in Sunset’ is specifically a woman who’s been through some shit speaking to a new lover who is becoming attached to them, trying to warn the lover about how she is trouble, about how she has been through crises and they will come again. And that’s just how she lives, never settled, never safe, but also never defeated/finished - ‘forever in sunset.’
“Sometimes it feels like crisis is hitting more and more of the general population. They think the world is ending. But people who have been through a personal apocalypse or two have something to teach them. The world doesn’t end, shit just happens and if we don’t die we have to take care of each other.”
Check it out below.
‘All Of Us Flames’ Tracklisting:
1. Train Comes Through
3. Dressed in Black
4. Forever in Sunset
5. Book Of Our Names
6. Point Me Toward the Real
7. Lilac and Black
8. Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club
9. Poor Girl A Long Way From Heaven
10. Temple Of Broken Dreams
11. I Saw the Truth Undressing
12. Come Close
See Ezra Furman live at the following dates:
19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
21 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
23 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
24 - Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre *
25 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
26 - Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective *
28 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
30 - Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp *
31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
01 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
09 - Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom (Ezra Solo)
21 - Valencia, ES @ Diversity Festival
24 - Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival
14 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom ^
16 - Milwaukee, WI @ UWM Panther Arena ^
17 - Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^
18 - Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
23 - Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh International Festival
12 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa !
13 - Toronto, ON @ Rec Room !
14 - Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch !
15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small's !
16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar !
18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts !
19 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom !
20 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair !
21 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall !
22 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
31 - Bruges, BE @ Cactus Club
01 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
02 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
03 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
05 - Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
06 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaaal Kreutzberg
07 - Prague, CZ @ Roxy
08 - Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien
09 - Graz, AT @ Dom Im Berg
12 - Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son
13 - Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle
14 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
16 - Brighton, UK @ St Georges Church
17 - London, UK @ The Roundhouse
19 - Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
21 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
* w/ Grace Cummings
^ w/ Jack White
! w/ Art Moore
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