Ezra Furman is an expert at condensing all parts of American life into three minute, cinematic pop songs that take their cues from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.
His songs are often raw, deep and brutally sentimental, touching on subjects including love, gender, sexuality, religion, the oppressed and the threatened. His last record Transangelic Exodus was described as ‘almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half true memoir’. His live shows are suitably theatrical and have gained rave reviews for their intense, captivating and honest nature.
- Words by
- Tom Roper