Furman’s latest offering hints at the closing of a chapter and is as loving and heartfelt as all of his veracious work. Following the critical success of Perpetual Motion People last year’s offering, the new six-track EP Big Fugitive Life is going to be great judging by the latest track ‘Teddy I’m Ready’
The ever-eloquent Furman said this about the new work “Big Fugitive Life is a group of our favourite orphaned songs that have banded together to form a unit. They are focused on the theme of the mind unmoored – those of us who have been left to drift unsupervised through the modern world. Four of these tracks were originally intended for inclusion on Perpetual Motion People. Two of them were for The Year of No Returning. But they weren’t ready until now.
“The first three songs are our vision of rock and roll. A madness that overtakes your mind and body. It’s wanting to go somewhere you’ve never been, knowing you’re on your way. The second side is acoustic guitar as open wound, a troubled mind on display. Emotional in a different way, tender like a bruise. It includes ‘The Refugee’, my first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.
“We dedicate this record to refugees of all kinds, all over the world. May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and and may those with power welcome them as fellow citizens of humanity.
“This feels like an end of a chapter for me, musically. A beautiful, insane chapter. Keep an ear out for our next phase – we’ve been dreaming big.”
Listen to ‘Teddy I’m Ready’ below and get prepared for a heap of live shows in the UK. Get Big Fugitive Life on Bella Union on August 19th