YACHT "I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler" (lyric video)

YACHT "I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler" (lyric video)
YACHT are evidently unimpressed with our modern world, since their new album is called I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, and they've just shared a lyric video for the title track.

With lyrics that make reference to everything from crowdsourcing to firearms to smartphone scrolling, the song is an thumping electro-pop banger. The blippy, computerized groove is fleshed out with lush disco strings and even a brief, reggae-flavoured instrumental break. Meanwhile, the accompanying visuals show the lyrics popping up colourfully against a backdrop of the album cover. Check it out below.

Most of I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler was produced by YACHT founder Jona Bechtolt along with longtime collaborator Rob Kieswetter, with super-producer Jacknife Lee (R.E.M., U2, Weezer) pitching in throughout and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Tegan and Sara) specifically working on the title track. Jherek Bischoff arranged the strings on this song.

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler will be out on October 16 through Downtown Records.

Tour dates:

10/17 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10/20 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/22 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10/24 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11/05 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
11/07 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
11/09 Boston, MA - The Sinclair