The Future

Album: Get Sharp (2010)
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  • This is a track from the first album by The Limousines, who are the San Francisco duo of beatmaker Giovanni Giusti and singer Eric Victorino. They write their parts separately, with Giusti assigning a random name to the instrumental tracks he comes up with. This one he named "An Indian Burial," which triggered the lyrical idea - the concept that we are all very small in the grand scheme of the universe.

    Victorino explained: "Something about the phrase caught my attention. I imagined the history buried beneath cities, the bones of people with dreams about the future. I think it's interesting to keep in mind that all of these events we witness in our lives, the things we think are so important, they're all fleeting. We're temporary. Everything about us, our cultures, our myths, our problems and our victories and ultimately our species, everything is temporary. And that's OK. It's OK because it has to be OK. We are all going to die, and even the most successful of us will be forgotten. There's no arguing with time." (Here's our full Eric Victorino interview.)


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