Ezra Furman today releases her new record, All Of Us Flames via Bella Union and Anti Records. Inside the world of All of Us Flames, the end of the patriarchal capitalist empire seems both imminent and inevitable, a turn down a path we can’t see yet but can’t avoid, either. Produced by John Congleton, All of Us Flames unleashes Furman’s songwriting in an open, vivid sound whose boldness heightens the music’s urgency.
A singer, songwriter, and author whose incendiary music has soundtracked the Netflix show Sex Education, Furman has for years woven together stories of queer discontent and unlikely, fragile intimacies. She has a knack for zeroing in on the light that sparks when struggling people find each other and ease each other’s course. All of Us Flames widens that focus to a communal scope, painting transformative connections among people who unsettle the stories power tells to sustain itself.
“Ezra Furman is on a roll… All Of Us Flames sparkles… Her observations are succinct, original and fearless.”
Mail On Sunday
“All Of Us Flames reveals a more humble and equanimous Furman, an empathetic artist still committed to truth-telling, still railing against the injustices of the world.”
The Line of Best Fit
“Her most ambitious collection of pop brilliance.”
Loud & Quiet
“All Of Us Flames roars with emotional truth and transformative power… A revitalised rock’n’roll soundtrack for a push towards the brightening of the light.”
“Bold, profoundly honest, and deeply insightful, this is an inspired return, one that might rank as her finest.”
“One of the best, most important albums of the year… All Of Us Flames has the potential to go down in history”
“Diverse, tuneful and vibrant, it’s often euphoric.”