Perpetual Motion People due 6th July via Bella Union
May UK dates announced
Following the success of the single ‘Restless Year’, EZRA FURMAN today announces his new album Perpetual Motion People, which will be released 6th July on Bella Union. The album delivers a cascade of memorably bristling hooks driven by a unique splicing of timeless influences with a restless urgency and combative spirit that shines through the American’s vocals and lyrics.
Having taken his time to work his way into the public consciousness, Furman’s moment is unquestionably now, as he finally faces an expectant audience hungry for the next stage of his thrilling approach, on record and on stage. Ezra’s new single ‘Lousy Connection’ can be heard below…
In other news, some lucky Ezra fans won’t have to wait until the Autumn to see him live as he’s just announced three intimate UK shows next month, as well as festival appearances at Cloudspotting, Port Eliot and Standon Calling. Upcoming UK headline shows below:
“The other aspect is a feeling of expansiveness, the largeness of emotion, from joy to pain. Some people think life is small or confined, but to me it’s just big, and I’d say each song has something to say, to declare themselves large. It’s also to do with trying to make something that a lot of people would listen to after Day Of The Dog got some kind of increased attention.”
In that, he’s done his job, switching from the sinewy jubilance of ‘Hark! To The Music’ to the wistful heart-ache of ‘Ordinary Life’, from the power-pop snarl of ‘Tip Of The Match’ to the wracked country blues of “One Day I Will Sin No More”. The waterfront covered marks Furman out as a true original, tapping avenues of music that most others have left alone, or wouldn’t have the guts to emulate. “There’s rarely been a scene that I’ve wanted to be part of,” he admits. “I’m just not hearing other stuff out there that I wish existed, so that’s my goal, to do it myself.”
Ultimately, Furman declares, life in perpetual motion is, “a good way to be. If you are never on a sure footing you don’t get bored and the world is always new. It causes a lot of pain as well, but it seems worth it, and it is probably the only way I know how to be.”
Perpetual Motion People will be released 6th July on Bella Union. Album artwork and tracklisting below. Click HERE to watch the video to ‘Restless Year’ Ezra’s website HERE for the full list of tour dates.