Futurology

Album: Futurology (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • A collaboration with Super Furry Animals' keyboardist Cian Ciaran, the song is a declaration of positivity that "the good will out" and "Rock and roll will return."
  • The soaring, hopeful anthem is the title track and opener of the Manics' Futurology album and acts as a manifesto for all that follows. "There's an overriding concept behind Futurology, which is to express all the inspiration we get from travel, music and art - all those ideas, do that in a positive way," bassist Nicky Wire told NME. Rewind The Film was a harrowing 45-year-old looking in the mirror, lyrically. Futurology was very much an album of ideas. It's one of our most optimistic records, the idea that any kind of art can transport you to a different universe."
  • Speaking about the optimistic lyrics, the band declared them to be, "a statement of existential socialism – belief that humanity is still a viable ideal."
  • The song's music video juxtaposes images of architecture and nature. It was directed by regular collaborator Kieran Evans whose previous clips for the band include the one for "Show Me The Wonder," which won Best Video at the 2013 Q Awards.

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