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Ezra Furman Posts New Single Book Of Our Names

Monday, 04 April 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Buck Meek

Ezra Furman has shared a new song.

Book Of Our Names arrives via Bella Union/Anti- Records and follows her March single, Point Me Toward The Real.

Minimal in instrumentation yet deeply emotional, the track unfurls around piano chords, strummed guitars, and Furman's gentle, quivering falsetto. Commenting on it, she said:

"This song is about what it feels like to live together under an empire that doesn’t value your lives. I sing it as a Jew and as a trans woman, knowing well the stakes and consequences of being part of a hated population. But it is a protest song intended for use by any movement for collective survival and freedom. I noticed that the book of the Bible called Exodus in English, the one where the Hebrews escape slavery in Egypt, is called the Book of Names in Hebrew. And I started to think that the act of saying names out loud, of seeing individuals in their full irreplaceable uniqueness, holds the seed of true liberation."

The two songs mark Furman's first solo music since 2019's 'Twelve Nudes' LP, and an EP written for the latest series of the Netflix hit Sex Education. 

Furman will return to the UK for appearances at Standon Calling in July, and Green Man Festival in August. Having recently played a handful of US shows, she has more North American dates scheduled for May, June, July, and September. 

Ezra Furman Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu May 19 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Teragram Ballroom (USA)
Sat May 21 2022 - SAN FRANCISCO California - August Hall (USA)
Mon May 23 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Crocodile Seattle (USA)
Tue May 24 2022 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Hollywood Theatre (Canada)
Wed May 25 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Wonder Ballroom (USA)
Thu May 26 2022 - GARDEN CITY - Visual Arts Collective (USA)
Sat May 28 2022 - ENGLEWOOD Colorado - Gothic Theatre (USA)
Mon May 30 2022 - DES MOINES Iowa - Gas Lamp (USA)
Tue May 31 2022 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Fine Line Music Cafe (USA)
Wed June 01 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Thalia Hall (USA)
Thu June 09 2022 - SOMERVILLE Massachusetts - Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre (USA)
Thu July 21 2022 - VALENCIA ES - Diversity Festival (USA)
Mon September 12 2022 - MONTREAL Quebec - La Sala Rosa (Canada)
Tue September 13 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Rec Room - Toronto (Canada)
Wed September 14 2022 - FERNDALE Michigan - Loving Touch (USA)
Thu September 15 2022 - MILLVALE Pennsylvania - Mr. Smalls Theatre (USA)
Sun September 18 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Underground Arts (USA)
Mon September 19 2022 - PROVIDENCE Rhode Island - Fete Music Hall (USA)
Tue September 20 2022 - CAMBRIDGE MA Massachusetts - Sinclair Music Hall (USA)
Wed September 21 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Webster Hall (USA)
Thu September 22 2022 - DOVER Delaware - Firefly Festival (USA)

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