Reimagined Future - Thoughts on the music and video

Making music is a way to help connect to something which can offer a glimpse of a brighter future. Written and recorded during the long autumn of 2021 in my tiny home studio on the edge of Edinburgh, Scotland. The view of the surrounding landscape can be dark, bleak, rainswept and bitterly cold. Occasionally, the sun appears, offering a glimpse of something beautiful, cinematic, powerful and emotional. I’ve tried to capture that feeling in music.

It may seem a bit strange, to write words to an instrumental music track with no vocals on it!? For a long time I listened to this music and it didn't trigger any words, just a jumble of random images. Writing the words helped me form ideas for the video.

Some of those images now appear in the video to this track  - lots of wondering about what's going on - facing the future through a mask (with steamed up glasses) - standing still in a moving crowd - a dreamscape moving through a cabin in a dark forest - looking to the skies for answers and thoughts about what the future might bring.

And, importantly, what does it sound like?

REIMAGINED FUTURE

IT’S NOT THE FUTURE WE’D IMAGINED

FOR OURSELVES

FOR EACH OTHER

FOR ANYONE

HOLD YOUR NERVE IN THIS MOMENT

BREATH DEEP AND IMAGINE

HOW IT COULD BE

HOW IT COULD FEEL

HOW IT COULD SOUND

IN A REIMAGINED FUTURE

This music track is also free to stream on Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3rUtXoj

The video contains video footage used under licence from https://www.storyblocks.com

Official music video for Reimagined Future by Signal Source Unknown.  

Ambient Post-rock instrumental music made in Scotland.

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