Alt-rock band Future Thieves have just released their newest infectious single “I Don’t Think I’m Okay.” The track comes off of the band’s forthcoming EP Emotional Cost, which drops November 22. The new project will be the band’s first since last year’s self-titled album, which garnered them attention from the likes of Billboard, Alternative Press, Atwood Magazine, and more.
But whereas their last album was an expansion into more electronic territory. Emotional Cost sees them further exploring new sonic textures. In a sense, it’s a combination of the organic with the synthetic for a mix that is sure to catch fire with fans of modern indie rock acts such as Portugal. The Man, Local Natives, and Spoon. And you can easily hear that influence on “I Don’t Think I’m Okay,” which bubbles with cool tension in the instrumentation from its first notes.
Speaking of the track’s subject matter, singer/guitarist Elliot Collett shared this statement:
“‘I Don’t Think I’m Okay’ is a sort of fictional song about a person who keeps waking up in someone else’s body. It goes back and forth from metaphor to questioning whether this is actually happening to this person. It came together like this just out of a snowball effect. One of those times where the first lyrics kind of guided me into what the song’s about. It’s a super light and airy tune that holds these deeper lyrics about not recognizing yourself at different points in your life.”
Ahead of the release of Emotional Cost, Future Thieves will be wrapping up a tour in support of The Weeks. You can find those dates as well as the link to stream all the singles so far from the EP right below here.
Tour with The Weeks:
03 – Billings, MT – Pub Station Taproom
05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
07 – Wichita, KS – Wave – Indoor
09 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
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