All of Us Flames: Clear Vinyl LP
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Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 26th August
Hard not to be uplifted by Ezra Furman's music, personal stories, sometimes dark, sometimes sad, sometimes euphoric but the energy and performance, for us, its up there with Bruce Springsteen, I don't even know if that's a comparison Ezra would enjoy, but there it is. This album is already sounding massive, can already see swathes of folk punching the air singing 'the future is a text message sending'.
For those who dig: big power pop folk rock queer anthems.
A singer, songwriter, and author whose incendiary music has soundtracked all three seasons of the Netflix show Sex Education, Ezra Furman has for years woven together stories of queer discontent and unlikely, fragile intimacies. Her new album ‘All of Us Flames’ widens that focus to a communal scope, painting transformative connections among people who unsettle the stories power tells to sustain itself.
Produced by John Congleton in L.A., ‘All of Us Flames’ unleashes Furman's songwriting in an open, vivid sound world whose boldness heightens the music's urgency. The record arrives as the third instalment in a trilogy of albums, beginning with 2018's Springsteen-inflected road saga Transangelic Exodus and continuing with the punk rock fury of 2019's Twelve Nudes.
"This is a first person plural album," Furman says. "It's a queer album for the stage of life when you start to understand that you are not a lone wolf, but depend on finding your family, your people, how you work as part of a larger whole. I wanted to make songs for use by threatened communities, and particularly the ones I belong to: trans people and Jews."