This track suffers from a split personality: the smooth bass, twinkling keys and disco-funk guitar twangs suggest a breezy summer pop tune. Pleasant. Breezy. Laid back. Quite the opposite of frontman Sean Guerin’s anxious fever dream stream of consciousness ramblings about a dystopian future. The two parts combine to create a curious and compelling tune, somewhat reminiscent of Talking Head’s classic ‘Once In A Lifetime’. To confuse things even further, the video follows the LA duo cruising through a distinctly non-futuristic suburb in a knackered old ice cream van.
Check out the intriguing web of contradictions that is ‘Oh Man The Future’ below:
‘Oh Man The Future’ is taken from De Lux’s second album ‘Generation’, out now on Innovative Leisure.