Songs of the Future

(featuring The Tomorrow Collective)

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Consider this album as a roadmap, a guideline, a composite of predictions, and an assembly of cautionary revelations that was born from social and political anxieties present in the lead-up to a national election.

The thirty-three compositions represent a diverse community of musicians and songwriters envisioning a positive future built from a thoughtful, hopeful, and innovative present.

Songs on this album were generated from a simple challenge: write a two-minute composition about our future––on short notice imagine sounds to come.

The results from all over the country shifted political discussions away from tired tropes of economic recovery and personal financial success, and toward pertinent democratic concerns including environmental sustainability, world peace, and the emancipatory possibilities of technology.

Songs of the Future maps out a diverse and egalitarian roadmap for what is possible when ordinary people take control of the conversation about urgent social concerns. Work on the album shows how artistic creativity translates into social practices that offer hope and resilience in difficult times.

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