Ezra Furman shares new singles 'I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend' and 'Evening Prayer'

With his highly-anticipated new album arriving later next month, Ezra Furman has now delivered two new cuts lifted from his forthcoming full-length.

The new singles 'I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend' and 'Evening Prayer' follow on from the previously unveiled lead track 'Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone' in previewing his next LP 'Twelve Nudes', which is due to be released on the 30th August via Bella Union.

Speaking about 'I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend', he said, “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.”

While adding about 'Evening Prayer', he describes it as, “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.”

Check out both new singles in the respective players below.

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