Ezra Furman releases video for ‘Every Feeling’

Ezra Furman press photo
Photo Credit: James Emmerman

Ezra Furman presents the video for Every Feeling, a standout track lifted from ‘Sex Education’ OST, released digitally last month via Bella Union (CDs and vinyl will be available April 10th). Every Feeling was inspired by a bad bout of depression and has an up-all-night, emotionally exhausted feel to it. The video, created by Sivan Kidron, is brightly coloured and entirely animated. Watch the video clip via YouTube below.

Kidron and I talked about that all-nighter feeling and the feeling like you’re already gone. That’s why we wanted the video to be full of empty hotel rooms, cigarettes still burning, like you’ve just left leaving everything unfinished because you just need to keep moving,” says Furman. “Our dancing blowing flailing inflatable tube man is sort of the avatar for me at my most emotionally vulnerable. I love these images and the way Sivan brings them across, like we’re almost dreaming, like how the world feels when you’re really exhausted, like there are no people left in it, like you’re at the mercy of the wild wind.” 

When I first listened to the song, I immediately connected with it,” says Kidron. “It’s about going through everything and just feeling tired and empty, and to me it sounded like a mantra that is saying, in the end underneath all these tumultuous emotional layers there is pure love. The thought of how there is no actual empty space if you take in mind light and air made me play with the idea of a figure that is full of air, like an inflatable tube man. Also as humans, there is always something in us even when we feel empty, and the tube man kind of illustrates that. Lacking any ability to resist, it dances so totally that it seems completely open and free, as if it embraces this emptiness and celebrates it.”  

‘Sex Education’ is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean (played by Gillian Anderson). Season 1 shows Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley setting up a sex clinic at school to capitalize on his intuitive talent for sex advice. The second season, which is now streaming, follows late bloomer Otis trying to master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola while also juggling his now strained relationship with Maeve. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school. 

The ‘Sex Education Original Soundtrack’ gathers the original songs Furman composed for both series alongside some of Furman’s older songs that were played in the show. Lining up alongside older cover versions of LCD Soundsystem’s I Can Change and Melanie’s The Good Book is a new rendition of Devil Or Angel, The Clovers’ doo-wop jewel from 1956. Furman and her band recorded the new songs in between sessions for the exhilarating ‘Twelve Nudes,’ released by Bella Union in 2019. 

Sex Education cover artwork

Sex Education‘ OST tracklist
1. I’m Coming Clean
2. Love You So Bad
3. Every Feeling
4. Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde
5. Care
6. Restless Year
7. Early Rain
8. La Madrugada
9. I Can Change
10. Amateur
11. My Zero
12. The Good Book
13. Body Was Made
14. If Only The Wind
15. Can I Sleep In Your Brain
16. Devil Or Angel
17. At The Bottom Of The Ocean
18. Splash Of Light
19. The Queen Of Hearts

Purchase ‘Sex Education Original Soundtrack’ – https://smarturl.it/ef_sex-education_ost

Furman is currently finishing up a length North American tour. She then heads to Europe in late April for a number of shows. All tickets are on sale now and a list of remaining dates is below.  

Tour dates
Mon. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (AV Club Showcase) – SXSW
Wed. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Hotel San Jose (SXSan Jose) – SXSW
Thu. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (Consequence of Sound) – SXSW
Thu. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Container Bar (Dr. Martens) – SXSW
Thu. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Palm Door on Sabine (Bella Union) – SXSW
Tue. Apr. 21 – Lille, FR @ L’aeronef
Wed. Apr. 22 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Sat. Apr. 25 – Bologna, IT @ Covo Club
Sun. Apr. 26 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Mon. Apr. 27 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
Tue. Apr. 28 – Prague, CZ @ Roxy
Wed. Apr. 29 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien
Thu. Apr. 30 – Graz, AT @ Postgarage
Sat. May. 2 – Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds
Sun. May. 3 – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger
Mon. May. 4 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
Tue. May. 5 – Brighton, UK @ St George’s Church
Thu. June. 4 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
Fri. June. 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Middle Waves Festival
Thu. July. 9 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest