Futurelight – L.O.V.E

Futurelight are a rising synth-pop band from the city of Łódź, Poland and despite their relative obscurity, their newest single “L.O.V.E” contains all the necessary ingredients that one can expect from a contemporary pop classic. It’s clear that you can hear their influences shine through (Kasabian, Depeche Mode and Muse come to mind), it’s clear that there isn’t really anything unique here, but there is a high level of freshness and creativity about the way they’ve blended ideas from their influences- it is clear that Futurelight know how to write a pop song.

‘L.O.V.E’ is filled with infectious melodies, and while getting your song stuck in people’s heads can only be a good thing for a band the song itself suffers from a bad case of repetition and lack of variety which sadly removes substance or make repeated listens strenuous. The production value of the studio recording and music video are at an industry standard- which is a good sign that this band understands their market- though perhaps would benefit from a little development.

The bass and drums are the driving force that carry the power of the song, while the funky guitars add that “secret sauce” that makes it impossible to sit still whilst listening. Despite the main melody of the song remaining consistent, the instrumentation and dynamics alter and build subtley throughout- cleverly enough to prove Futurelight can be more than just a one trick pony.

Still in the early stages of their career having formed in 2014, Futurelight are off to a great start. With a little more individuality and texture in their song writing, they could very well be on the cusp of something truly special.

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Ryan Duffin

Ryan is a freelance journalist based in Brighton, currently studying music journalism at BIMM (British Institute of Modern Music) and has contributed writings to publications such as The Sun, Music Eyz, Give It Back Magazine and The Argus.

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