About Ezra Furman
Inspired by Green Day and a Bob Dylan songbook gifted by his parents, singer-songwriter Ezra Furman started writing music as a teenager as a way to deal with feeling “maladjusted.”
∙ During college breaks, he toured Europe with his band, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, after their song “Take Off Your Sunglasses” became a No. 1 hit in Austria.
∙ The overseas success of his solo album Day of the Dog helped Furman, who is transgender and bisexual, feel comfortable exploring his identity onstage and in his music.
∙ In 2018, Transangelic Exodus, a narrative-driven rock opera of sorts that Furman dubbed a “queer outlaw saga,” landed on several year-end best-album lists.
∙ Producers tapped him to score the TV series Sex Education, believing that his style of angst-ridden retro-pop was a perfect fit for the teen dramedy.
∙ He feels a sense of artistic kinship with Lou Reed and wrote a book about the rock icon’s influential album Transformer for the acclaimed 33 1/3 series.
BORNSeptember 5, 1986