Blaze Bayley, who was Iron Maiden's frontman for the Virtual XI
album, describes "Futureal" as "That feeling of paranoia."
Bayley has an interest in paranormal activity and cosmology, which was on his mind when he wrote the lyric. He says that there is a lot more out there than what the traditional media will have us believe. "So much of the news media decides what they think is newsworthy, but that's not everything that's going on in the world - that's what they think you should know," he said in our 2014 interview
. "And worse than that, sometimes that's all they want you to know, is my belief."