Published Jul 15, 2019Ezra Furman is gearing up for his Twelve Nudes album, and today the American songwriter is showing it off with not one but two new tracks. Furman has shared the upcoming album's "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" and "Evening Prayer," which you can both hear now.
"I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" has arrived complete with a music video, directed by Alix Spence. Speaking of the track, Furman said in a statement that the song "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."
Furman also given us the audio-only version of "Evening Prayer." Of that song, he said: "It's 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."
Check out both of Furman's new offerings below. They follow the previously shared album track "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone."
Twelve Nudes will arrive on August 30 through Bella Union. Furman has also mapped out a North American tour for September. You can find his full itinerary over here, while his North American stops are here.