Ezra Furman Releases Details for ‘Perpetual Motion People’

Ezra Furman has announced details of the hugely anticipated new album out on Bella Union Perpetual Motion People. Following the latest track ‘Restless Year’ this album looks sure to be another Furman master class in heartfelt, honest and succinct pop music.

Hookier than Velcro, the new album looks set to promise even more hang-ups and heartbreaks, it’s gonna be great. Furman himself had this to say:

“The opening lines of my records tend to be summary statements,” says Furman. “Every year has been restless, physically and even more internally.” Hence the title Perpetual Motion People, “That’s who it was made by and that’s who it’s for. People who feel they can never settle. I’m restless in most aspects. I don’t tend to live in one place for long. I am always changing the way I present my gender. My religious life is intensely up and down in terms of observance and personal convictions. I’ve always viewed the idea of truth itself as something wobbly, always slipping out of our grasp. That’s what the songs are about: a head that is haunted, a society I cannot join, a lover who is perpetually in the act of leaving. A central idea is the fugitive or runaway, in a hideout built in the midst of an unfriendly or alienated world.”
“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.”

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.”

 

JULY
2 Thurs – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde Denmark TICKETS
3 Fri – Vida Festival, Barcelona Spain TICKETS
5 Sun – Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands *FREE ENTRY*
8 Wed – Boileroom, Guildford UK TICKETS
9 Thurs – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket UK TICKETS
10 Fri – Westgarth Social Sunday, Middlesborough UK TICKETS
12 Sun – Broadcast, Glasgow UK TICKETS
13 Mon – Bedford Esquires, Bedford UK TICKETS
14 Tues – Joiners, Southampton UK TICKETS
16 Thur – Slottsfjell 2015, Tonsberg Norway TICKETS
17 Fri – Latitude Festival, Suffolk UK TICKETS
19 Sun – Breminale 2015, Bremen Germany TICKETS
20 Mon – Valkhof Festival, Nijmegen The Netherlands *FREE ENTRY*
24 Fri – Stuttgart Festival, Stuttgart Germany TICKET
26 Sun – Tramlines, Sheffield UK TICKETS
26 Sun – Cloudspotting, Sheffield UK TICKETS

 

AUGUST
1 Sat – Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot UK TICKETS
2 Sun – Standon Calling, London UK TICKETS
5 Wed – Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn USA TICKETS
6 Thur – DC9 Nightclub, Washington DC USA TICKETS 
8 Fri – Milkboy Philly, Philadelphia PA USA TICKETS
11 Tues – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois USA TICKETS

OCTOBER
22 Thurs – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London TICKETS 

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