LISTEN // Ezra Furman

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Ezra Furman is an American singer songwriter and musician from Chicago. I actually didn't know about his music until earlier this year, and last month saw the release of his third solo album 'Perpetual Motion People'.

I discovered his single 'Restless Year' a few months ago whilst listening to (my favourite radio station) BBC 6 Music. The song was immediately added to a playlist I like to call "Earworms & Gems", reserved exclusively for all of the best songs I either discover or rediscover whilst listening to the radio. If you do one thing today, I urge you to go and listen to this track because it's an absolute banger!

His sound is really interesting, and I can't quite put my finger on it. There are certain elements of songs on the record that sound really retrospective, yet totally reimagined into something new. It's got a kind of Velvet Underground feel to it, with the odd bit of doo-wop. Listening to the record for the first time on vinyl, I had to keep reminding myself that this album was released in 2015 since it sounds so different to the kind of music that's saturating the charts at the minute.

'Perpetual Motion people' is available to purchase for download on iTunes or on both CD and vinyl on Amazon - You can also have a listen right here on this blog using the Spotify widget below.

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