Ezra Furman has released three songs that she wrote for the new (and final) series of Netflix show ‘Sex Education’.
“What a songwriter craves is an outlet for her songs”, says Furman. “Somewhere to put them, something to do with her passion for arranging words into melody and maximising their impact. And, of course, an audience”.
“In this regard, the job of writing and recording music for ‘Sex Education’ was all that I craved and more”, she goes on. “Here was a whole world of empathetic characters and a compelling plot that had space for my voice and my band’s music to punctuate it”.
“I have loved the task of making music for this brightly-coloured landscape and its tales of teenagers finding their way to better and healthier sex lives”.
“Being asked to write songs that match the tone of the show, I was surprised by how deeply I engaged with the characters’ emotions”, she continues. “Effective music has to come from an emotional place, and at first I wasn’t sure I could do it”.
“It is a testament to the show’s writing, acting and direction that it wasn’t hard at all for me to connect to the characters’ inner lives. They awakened genuine feelings about my own life, and allowed me to create with sincerity and heart”.
Furman has contributed new and existing songs to all four series of ‘Sex Education’, and she and her band also appeared in an episode of the first series.
The release of new songs ‘Tether’, ‘You Like Me’ and ‘Honeycomb’ coincides with the launch of the fourth series of the show on Netflix. Listen to all three songs below.