The title track of The Sword's sixth studio album, "Used Future" was influenced by Tom Petty. Lead singer and guitar J.D. Cronise explained to Billboard:
"When I wrote that song, when I made the demo of it, I was kind of like, 'Oh, this is a little Tom Petty-ish,' at least from my perspective. I don't think my voice sounds like Tom Petty, but to me, that's what it sounded like. Like, 'This is a little Heartbreakers nod right here.' And what was weird, was the day we recorded it was the day he died. So it was a little strange, a little heavy."