So Ezra Furman may already be preaching to the very, very converted when we hear his latest effort come across the speakers at Casa de Far Out. But new track ‘Love You So Bad’ gives us every reason we need to continue to be excited about his new album Transangelic Exodus. So, we had to make it our Track of the Day.
Following the recently released ‘Driving Down To L.A.’ Ezra Furman has announced his brand new album will be released via Bella Union in February 2018 with new track ‘Love You So Bad’. A classic Ezra track in so many ways, the melody is on point, the rhythm speaks to us in so many languages, and the tune still draws from Furman’s wealth of emotion but is always (always!) informed by wider themes.
“[It’s] not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” the singer says of the new LP. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”
“I’m in love with an angel, and a government is after us, and we have to leave home because angels are illegal, as is harbouring angels,” he enigmatically, and casually explains of the album’s theme. “The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. The have an operation, and they’re transformed. And it causes panic because some people think it’s contagious, or it should just be outlawed.”
“The album still works without the back story, though. What’s essential is the mood – paranoid, authoritarian, the way certain people are stigmatised. It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”
Take a listen and tell us you aren’t excited.