Following excellent reviews for her Sex Education OST earlier this year, and with her European tour rescheduled for May 2021, Ezra Furman has announced news of a special livestreamed concert taking place at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday 1st November. Tickets for the performance can be purchased HERE. A portion of proceeds will go towards charities vetted by The Life You Can Save, a great organization that has created a short list of the charities that do the most to alleviate extreme poverty.
In The Modern Lovers song ‘Girlfriend,’ open-hearted rock’n’roll minimalist Jonathan Richman sang, “If I was to walk through the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston…” Come join Ezra Furman as she follows in her hero’s footsteps and does just that. Following the postponement or cancellation of the vast majority of Furman’s 2020 touring schedule, she set about plotting to bring you this special and intimate solo show, just her and her guitars and the songs she’s spent her life crafting.
This livestreamed concert film, directed by Ty Ueda and filmed against the stunning backdrop of the galleries of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Furman will explore her catalogue to be broadcast to your screens—the outsider art of a rock’n’roll original bumping elbows with lauded works of American art from the 19th century. Asked about this juxtaposition, Ezra tells us, “I think my stuff can measure up to theirs.”
Through five critically acclaimed solo albums, three albums with her former band the Harpoons as well as creating the original soundtrack for the hit Netflix Original Series ‘Sex Education’, Furman has amassed an arsenal of much-loved music. Condoleezza Rice once called her work “pretty important.” Her own work, that is. I don’t think she’s heard Ezra’s music, but if she did she might say something similar.
Acclaim for Sex Education OST:
“The 10 new tracks he’s written have a pop playfulness yet still manage to address the complex emotions of high school students navigating the choppy water of their own sexuality.”
MOJO – 4 stars ****
“Furman leaves behind the punk anger of last year’s Twelve Nudes for heartfelt emoting over sunny tunes, which suits the show perfectly.” The Times – 4 stars ****
“A spellbinding cover of The Clovers’ hit Devil or Angel showcases the emotion and yearning in Furman’s voice… As soundtracks go, this is a cut above.” The Sun – 4 stars ****
“A funny and flamboyant soundtrack… Mixing old songs with just-for-the show originals and a wonderful cover or two, all of which exhibit the unique charms of the Chicago singer/songwriter.”
Q – 4 stars ****
“Fresh, witty and tender” Mail On Sunday – 4 stars ****
“The perfect soundtrack… Furman is the brightest and best thing in US indie right now… This is a tremendous talent in full bloom, playing music that, like the show, is full of heart and charm.”
Metro – 4 stars ****
“The melodies unite episodes together with headbang-your-heart-out youthful defiance… It’s hard to imagine this charming series without Furman at its musical helm.” Long Live Vinyl – 8/10