Ezra Furman is a rock artist out of Oakland, California (sometimes Chicago, Illinois) and today he has released the first taste of his new album ‘Transangelic Exodus‘, with ‘Love You So Bad‘, a down-right and gritty rock anthem all about love.
Going into detail about the album, Ezra notes how Transangelic Exodus is “not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir. Adding how the album also serves as a “personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”
“The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. They have an operation, and they’re transformed. And it causes panic because some people think it’s contagious, or it should just be outlawed.”
Transangelic Exodus isn’t just an album of sound, it is an album full of stories to tell, according to Ezra, “What’s essential [about the album] is the mood – paranoid, authoritarian, the way certain people are stigmatised. It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”
Ezra Furman‘s Transangelic Exodus is due out for release February 9 2018 via Bella Union – pre-orders are now available via iTunes.
Photo Credit: Jason Simmons