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?
IT’S NOT THE FUTURE WE’D IMAGINED
FOR EACH OTHER
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.