Following on from the release of his brilliant album Perpetual Motion People, Ezra Furman has released a new video for the single Body Was Made, about which Furman says “Body Was Made is a protest song against the people and forces that would make me ashamed of my body, my gender and my sexuality. Its a declaration of freedom from false authority and self-appointed social police who have given me grief all my life.”

Like much of the album, it has this honesty and self deprecation, all soaked in this messy, charming pop music – full of melodies and choruses and almost DIY aesthetic. If you can resist it, you’re better people than us, but there again, why would you want to? Of the video, which features appearances from Bella Union label-mates Landshapes as well as members of Peggy Sue performing in a sort of bizarro-reality musical contest , director Anika Mottershaw notes: “We wanted the video to feel goofy and fun. It was fun making it with our friends, and we hope that comes across.” This invented scenario accomplishes these aims, all the while beautifully addressing the themes of bodies and identity that Furman so poignantly raises up in his lyrics.”

Furman has a handful of dates this month, and has announced a handful more for February 2016. Details below.

Saturday 14th November – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
Sunday 15th November – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club
Monday 16th November – MANCHESTER – Gorilla **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 17th November – GLASGOW – Art School **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 18th November – NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club **(SOLD-OUT!)**

2016

Monday 15th February 2016 – OXFORD – Academy
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – BIRMINGHAM – Glee Club
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – SHEFFIELD – The Foundry
Thursday 18th February 2016 – BRIGHTON – Concorde 2