Transangelic Exodus is stated for release early next year. To sate appetites until then, Ezra Furman has shared new single "Love You So Bad".
"Having ‘trans’ in the album title has a lot to do with being queer," Furman explains. He refers to the album's closing track "I Lost My Innocence" as a poignant example: "That early experience marks the narrator for life. From a young age, because of issues surrounding gender and sexuality, I felt fated to have an outsider perspective. It radicalises you."
"2016 was a hard year," he recalls. "While the political and cultural conversation devolved in a very threatening way, we travelled and toured a lot. We saw ourselves coming to the end of what we were, and we wanted to become something new."
"My previous records were original in their own way, but got classified as an off-kilter version of a retro band, and I wanted something that sounded more original," Furman continues. "So we took time off touring, and made sure we took time with every song. I demoed with different band members, and then combined different demos - some parts even made the final album. So, the sound is more chopped up, edited, affected, rearranged."