As we at BuzzMusic appreciate soulful tunes, we recently enjoyed listening to a captivating new single by Future Someone, a talented singer-songwriter and producer based in New York City. The single, titled "I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For," is a beautiful and honest song that promises to be the first taste of an album long in the making.
What I found most striking about this song is its capture of raw honesty and authenticity. The lyrics are poignant and personal, speaking to the artist's growth and evolution. The music is a stunning soundscape combining pulsing, snaking synths with lush, ethereal vocals. The overall effect is both captivating and mesmerizing.
Future Someone is a musician who has been involved in several bands, including Ionia and Those Mockingbirds. However, with this solo project, he takes a different approach. He puts down the guitar and instead uses soaring keyboards, ultra-precise drum arrangements, and heavy-hearted pop lyrics to create a dynamic and captivating experience for the listener.
The song opens with the blunt statement, "You're not what I want, you're not what I need." This line is delivered beautifully and sets the tone for the rest of the song. Throughout the track, shades of St. Vincent, Tame Impala, and the 1975 make it a unique and captivating experience that is sure to have you sailing over the metaphorical washed-out waves.
The song's music is just as powerful as its lyrics. The pulsing, snaking synths and precise drum arrangements create a soundscape that's perfect for large speakers aimed directly at the masses. It's clear that Walters put a lot of thought and care into every aspect of the song's production, resulting in a polished and cohesive sound that will captivate audiences.
One of the most striking things about "I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For" is its universal appeal. The song speaks to anyone who has ever been in a relationship that didn't work out, and the emotions it evokes will resonate with listeners from all walks of life.
"I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For" is a stunning and captivating single that promises to be the first taste of an album that showcases the evolution of an incredibly talented artist. It's clear that Future Someone has put a lot of time, effort, and care into this labor of love, and the result is truly special. With more singles slated for release in the near future, it's clear that Future Someone is just getting started, and I can't wait to see what else he has in store for us.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, and kudos to catching the wave with your solo work as Future Someone. "I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For" is a stark but welcomed departure from your previous work with Tri-state favourites Ionia and Those Mockingbirds. As a longtime musician, is this a sound you've always had deep inside you?
Thank you! Possibly. I think finding your voice is the hardest thing for any artist. And being in a band especially, a musician's contribution to any song can only contain so much identity when blended with other players. Ionia and Those Mockingbirds had my voice, but the sound wasn’t my vision. So when I decided to write and produce my own music, I had no idea what would happen. I experimented and stumbled over ideas and had a lot of cool demos, but they didn’t resonate. It didn’t feel like me. A world of possibilities opened when I started writing on piano and messing with synths—new sounds, new chord voicings - the right combination of elements to inspire me. And “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For” is at the intersection of those inspirational elements. As long as I feel fully aligned with the song I’m creating, that’s as close as I can find the sound within me. Speaking of new sounds, the instrumentation is very complex and layered. Lots of bands forgo live instruments when recording these days. How did you track it?
I tracked everything in my apartment except the drums. I started with the piano, bass, and drum beat. Once I solidified the bass line and chord movement for the chorus and verse, I did an outline for a drum beat and then had my brother record it in his studio. I think it depends on genre and accessibility to resources, but at the end of the day, a good song is a good song - whether it’s generated from samples and synths or all acoustic and live instruments. Practically all of us experience heartbreak and/or a wide range of emotions associated with relationships' ups and downs. There's a universal message in this song that will resonate with listeners. Was the songwriting process a cathartic process for you?
It was. I feel like getting to know someone and then moving on is never easy. And heartbreaks are nuanced. Everyone deals with the same ending, but the path there varies. This was my take on a particular type of relationship where you realize nothing is in sync, and it’s better to end it sooner rather than later. When I was done writing the song, it felt like a relief to communicate something I felt but had trouble articulating. And I think the music and words seamlessly fit together to form a full picture of what that ending was like. Do you plan to perform in NYC anytime soon? We suspect you have some fans that would love to see that.
Fingers crossed, I’m aiming for a show in New York this summer. We’ll see how things shape up in the coming months. With this song being the first taste of new Future Someone music in 2023 (and it certainly sets an impressive tone for listeners), we're curious what made you decide to release "IHYFWYLF" first and how soon will you be sharing more?
It felt like a song that represents my sound as a songwriter. Anyone that discovers me now won’t be led astray with future releases. But then again, maybe they’ll just like this song. Regarding new material, I’ll be releasing another seven songs throughout the year, so the timeframe isn’t precise, but you can count on another song very soon!