Ezra Furman “Point Me Toward the Real”

Ezra Furman shares new single "Point Me Toward the Real," the track is his debut for ANTI- and now available via streaming services
Ezra Furman shares new single "Point Me Toward the Real"

Ezra Furman is back with a new single, “Point Me Toward the Real.” The track, is her debut for ANTI-. Along with the news, Furman has announces new North American tour date. “Point Me Toward the Real,” out via ANTI-/Bella Union, marks Furman’s first solo release since 2019’s Twelve Nudes. “Cut me loose, cut me loose,” Furman cries atop dreamy horn arrangements by Nathaniel Walcott (Bright Eyes), “Let me get hurt // Let me feel // Cut my bound hands free and point me toward the real.” Featuring backing vocals from Shannon Lay and Debbie Neigher, “Point Me Toward the Real” was produced, engineered, and recorded by John Congleton (Angel Olsen, Future Islands, Sharon Van Etten).

Of the track, Furman explains: “This is a neo-soul song about getting released from a psychiatric hospital, which has never happened to me. But really it’s a song about what you do right after abuse, imprisonment, a brush with death. Who do you call when it’s supposedly over? Where do you go? How do you know what you want?

“We’ve all recently been going through something terrifying. We’ve all made friends with death in the last two years. When I look to the future, I want to know who has my back? Whose back do I have? And what is real, what and who can I rely on? Point me toward the real; there’s no other direction I want to go.”

Ezra Furman 2022 Tour Dates:

Sun. Mar. 6 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Mar. 7 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
Tue. Mar. 8 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Mar. 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
Thu. Mar. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records Blue Room
Sat. Mar. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Mon. Mar. 14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
Mar. 15-19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Thu. May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
Sat. May 21 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
Mon. May 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
Tue. May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre *
Wed. May 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
Thu. May 26 – Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective *
Sat. May 28 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
Mon. May 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp *
Tue. May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jun. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Thu. Jun. 9 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom (Ezra Solo)
Thu. Jul. 21 – Valencia, ES @ Diversity Festival
Sun. Jul. 24 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival
Thu. Aug. 18 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
Mon. Sep. 12 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
Tue. Sep. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Rec Room
Wed. Sep. 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
Thu. Sep. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s
Sun. Sep. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Mon. Sep. 19 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Tue. Sep. 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Wed. Sep. 21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu. Sep. 22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

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