Label: Bella Union
Released: 26th August 2022
Ezra Furman has never really been an easily defined, cookie cutter musician.
Musically diverse, yet cohesively joined-up, her latest album ‘All Of Us Flames’ is not following directly in the path of its predecessor ‘Twelve Nudes’, but it’s also not entirely removed from it either. In the time between albums, Ezra’s emergence as a trans woman makes the themes of the record, of institutional oppression, land all the more potently. But this isn’t a downbeat album – far from it. With Springsteen-esque dynamics running throughout, there’s plenty of hope too.
That flame isn’t going out any time soon.