NEWS: Ezra Furman unveils new video ahead of new album and tour 2

NEWS: Ezra Furman unveils new video ahead of new album and tour

Ezra Furman has unveiled her new single ‘Poor Girl A Long Way From Heaven.’ It’s taken from her forthcoming album All Of Us Flames, which will be released on August 26 via Bella Union, as previously announced on God Is In The TV.

The song recounts a childhood encounter with God, a gesture of spiritual yearning that flows into the album’s biblical facets. Speaking about the track Furman explained: ‘The spiritual life ain’t all pious platitudes. This song is about how weird it gets, when you’re in love with the Source of Being and She’s not texting you back. Ever since it hit me that I was never going to be loved and accepted on the scale of my pop star heroes, me and my bandmates have started to work on a different vision of pop, one more our own, one that gestures at the stranger truths of the human mind. Here we are in thrall to verbally adventurous nineties music like Bjork and Beck and the Silver Jews and them kinda non-linear geniuses.’

The video for the track was directed by Haoyan Of America. Speaking about the video Furman said: ‘basically told Haoyan a story I made up about a trans Joan of Arc narrowly avoiding her public execution, and then gave him free reign to do whatever he wanted with it, as long as Daphne Always – also seen in our recent ‘Forever in Sunset’ video- played Joan. I adore the cracked brilliance of what came out.’

Furman will be appearing at three dates in the British Isles this month – The Green Man Festival on August 18, Edinburgh International Festival on August 23rd, and a day later at Leeds Brudenell Social Club. She will return for further dates in November.

Press shot, credit Tonje Thilesen

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