Ezra Furman Shares “Tether,” “You Like Me,” and “Honeycomb”

Ezra Furman releases Sex Education – Songs From Season 4, three new original songs — “Tether,” “You Like Me,” and “Honeycomb” — via Ice Chest Musick, coinciding with the release of the fourth and final season of the much-loved Netflix original series Sex Education. These new tracks match the tone of Sex Education, with Furman’s connection to many of the characters’ inner lives allowing her to craft a soundtrack with sincerity and heart. Across the season, keen fans will also spot standout tracks from Furman’s acclaimed 2022 album All Of Us Flames (ANTI-/ Bella Union) — praised by Pitchfork as “the most complete picture yet of Ezra Furman as a songwriter” — including “Forever In Sunset” and “Lilac and Black.”

Starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education follows what happens when a couple of students set up an underground sex clinic at their secondary school. The series shows love and sex in the many different forms it can take, not just for the students but the parents and teachers too. Furman’s music has played a signature part throughout the previous three seasons of Sex Education, so it was without question that she would return to record original songs to soundtrack the show’s final season.

Of her involvement, Furman says, “What a songwriter craves is an outlet for her songs. Somewhere to put them, something to do with her passion for arranging words into melody and maximizing 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. 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-colored 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. 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.”