Ezra Furman has delivered a double-dose of new tracks, "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" and "Evening Prayer", from his forthcoming Twelve Nudes album.
"I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" and "Evening Prayer" follow on from lead single "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone".
Speaking about "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend", Furman says, "This is a romantic song of transgender longing. It’s another entry in my series of "I Wanna" songs (in the tradition of the Ramones). I thought it was time we had an "Earth Angel" for the queers. Of course because it’s an Ezra Furman tune, there’s a little bit of desperation, religion and body-talk."
Expanding on "Evening Prayer", Fyrman adds, "Our rallying cry. We music fans go to shows for transcendence; it’s like being called to prayer. But as Abraham Heschel said, "Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood." I want all our fans to become activists. We punk fans have so much energy to give to the fight against injustice, i.e. the abuse of the poor by the rich, i.e. climate change. So this is one to get you in the mood."
Furman's new album Twelve Nudes will follow on from last year's Transangelic Exodus.