Track of the day #290: Autobahn – Future

Future‘ is the second cut taken from Leeds based, post-punk quintet Autobahn‘s latest album ‘The Moral Crossing’ which is set for release on November 3rd. It’s a less frantic, but more bubbly offering than the title track which was released just over a month ago. Whilst melancholic vocally, it’s contrastingly vibrant and lively instrumentally with effervescent synths and instrumentation throughout its duration.

Speaking of the track, frontman Craig Johnson has said: “The song is about looking forward and supporting one another through darker times. It’s an attempt to be positive.

This is probably the closest we’ve got to a pop song, there’s definitely influence from the likes of Human League and Gary Numan in there. I remember trying to work out how to structure this type of song, so we leaned on the Wham! classic Club Tropicana for a leg up.

Autobahn are also set to tour the UK throughout November with dates as following:

4th November – O2 Academy, Oxford
5th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
8th November – Louisiana, Bristol
9th November – The Lexington, London
10th November – The Joker, Brighton
11th November – Heartbreakers, Southampton
16th November – The Cookie, Leicester
17th November – Record Junkee, Sheffield
18th November – Undegun, Wrexham
22nd November – Broadcast, Glasgow
23rd November – Sneaky Pete, Edinburgh
24th November – Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees
25th November – The White Hotel, Manchester

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