Welve Nudes was recorded in October and November 2018 and mixed by venerated producer John Congleton (Sharon van Etten, St Vincent, John Grant). Furman says the album has two spiritual heroes - the late great punk rock rocker Jay Reatard, and Canadian poet, philosopher and essayist Anne Carson. "She's one of my top three living writers," he says. "Anne had these visions, or meditations, to deal with the intense pain in her life, which she calls 'nudes', and similarly these songs are meditations on pain and recognising what's there if you go digging around in your anger and fear and anxiety. So, my album is called Twelve Nudes."