Ezra Furman released a new single titled “Point Me Toward the Real,” marking her debut release with ANTI-. The single is Furman’s first solo release since her 2019 album Twelve Nudes. Furman also recorded the soundtrack for the Netflix show Sex Education, released in 2020.
“Point Me Toward the Real” is a ballad of longing and self-discovery. Furman’s vulnerability shines through during the subdued verses. Her desperation for companionship hits listeners as she cries out, “Cut me loose, Cut me loose / Let me get hurt, Let me feel.” When discussing the single, Furman said: “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?”
Furman also announced a fall North American tour starting September 12. Her band will be touring this spring as well, kicking off their tour in early March and making appearances at events such as SXSW. The spring tour will take place throughout North America, Canada, and parts of Europe. Grace Cummings will support the band on tour throughout some of their North American tour dates.