Following the smash success of last year’s Twelve Nudes, Ezra Furman returns with Sex Education OST, songs from Season 1 and 2 of the hit Netflix TV show…
When the makers of Sex Education, Netflix’s raunchy teen sex comedy, approached Furman and told him “We want you to be the Simon & Garfunkel to our The Graduate”, they clearly defined the importance of their soundtrack and the drive behind their choice in leading artist – who better to articulate the awkwardness and alienation of adolescence than Furman?
The soundtrack gathers the original songs that Furman composed for the first series and the brand new second series, whilst adding tracks featured on the show that can be found on prior Furman albums such as Perpetual Motion People and Transangelic Exodus. Lining up alongside older cover versions of LCS 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.
Ezra Furman said of the project: “Making music for a TV show was a new experience for me. As a fan of many high school comedies, for example The Breakfast Club and 10 Things I Hate About You, I knew how fun the music could be, and also how emotional. I wanted to rise to the challenge. I decided I’d use the Sex Education project as a place to put my tenderness, my sadness and longing – the soft teenage feelings that every adult knows continue long after high school ends.”