Ezra Furman has announced a six-song EP of previously-unreleased songs intended for the singer’s albums ‘Perpetual Modern People’ and ‘The Year Of No Returning’.
The opening song ‘Teddy I’m Ready’ can be heard below.
Furman said the EP, out August 19, consists of four songs intended for ‘Perpetual Motion People’ and two for ‘The Year Of No Returning’, adding the songs weren’t ready until now. In a statement, Furman added: “The first three songs are our vision of rock and roll. A madness that overtakes your mind and body. It’s wanting to go somewhere you’ve never been, knowing you’re on your way. The second side is acoustic guitar as open wound, a troubled mind on display. Emotional in a different way, tender like a bruise. It includes ‘The Refugee,’ my first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.”
The other songs are ‘Halley’s Comet’, ‘Little Piece Of Trash’, ‘Penetrate’ and ‘Splash Of Light’.
Furman added the EP is dedicated to “refugees of all kinds”, commenting: “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and may those with power welcome them as fellow citizens of humanity.”
Following the success of 2015’s ‘Perpetual Motion People’, Furman said the new EP “Feels like the end of a chapter for me, personally,” adding: “It’s been a beautiful, insane chapter. Keep an ear out for our next phase. We’ve been dreaming big.”
Furman plays at Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days, Green Man, Reading And Leeds and End Of The Road festivals as well as headline shows.
Ezra Furman will play:
Bath Komedia (August 22)
Preston Continental (24)
Hebden Bridge Trades Club (25)
Manchester Ritz (October 27)
Edinburgh Liquid (29)
Cardiff Tramshed (30)
London Roundhouse (31)