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Ezra Furman Posts Video For New Song Poor Girl A Long Way From Heaven

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Tonje Thilesen

Ezra Furman has dropped a new single, Poor Girl A Long Way From Heaven.

The track features on her upcoming album, 'All Of Us Flames', which is scheduled for release on August 26, and arrives paired with a video directed by Haoyan of America.

Unfurling around plaintive, spine-tingling vocals over a shuffling beat and swirling, dreamy keyboard melodies, the song finds the Chicago artist describing a childhood encounter with God, which links in with the record's biblical themes. Furman said:

"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."

Commenting on the clip, she added: "[I] basically told Haoyan a story I made up about a trans Joan of Arc narrowly avoiding her public execution, and then gave him free rein 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 perform at Edinburgh International Festival and Green Man Festival later in August, followed by North American dates in September. She also has a European and UK tour scheduled for the autumn, including a show at London's Roundhouse on November 17. 

Ezra Furman Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed August 24 2022 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

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)
Sat September 17 2022 - BALTIMORE Maryland - Ottobar (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 (USA)
Wed September 21 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Webster Hall (USA)
Thu September 22 2022 - DOVER Delaware - Firefly Festival (USA)

Mon October 31 2022 - BRUGES Cactus Club (Belgium)
Tue November 01 2022 - PARIS La Trabendo (France)
Wed November 02 2022 - UTRECHT TivoliVredenburg (Netherlands)
Thu November 03 2022 - HAMBURG Uebel and Gefaehrlich (Germany)
Sat November 05 2022 - COLOGNE Kulturkirche (Germany)
Sun November 06 2022 - BERLIN Festsaal Kreuzberg (Germany)
Mon November 07 2022 - PRAGUE Roxy (Czech Republic)
Tue November 08 2022 - VIENNA Arena Wien (Austria)
Wed November 09 2022 - GRAZ Dom Im Berg (Austria)
Sat November 12 2022 - FRIBOURG Fri Son (Switzerland)
Sun November 13 2022 - MUNICH Freiheitshalle (Germany)
Mon November 14 2022 - FRANKFURT Zoom (Germany)

Wed November 16 2022 - BRIGHTON St George's Church
Thu November 17 2022 - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat November 19 2022 - BIRMINGHAM Mill
Sun November 20 2022 - GLASGOW QMU
Mon November 21 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

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