Well, this was probably inevitable. Last month, a handful of Stereogum staff went to SPIN’s big day party in Austin, which had both Future and Future Islands on the bill, and all of us made doofy jokes about how they should get onstage together. That didn’t happen, but Chicago masher-uppers the Hood Internet have now made a reasonable simulacrum of what could’ve gone down, throwing Future’s iconic Auto-Tune-blurred “Honest” vocals over the warm, inviting, synthy backing track from Future Islands’ “Seasons (Waiting On You).” And surprise: It works pretty well! Download it below.
Now let’s see what happens when we put Samuel T. Herring’s vocals over a Mike Will Made-It beat.