Richard Ashcroft – “Future’s Bright” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last time we heard from Richard Ashcroft, he’d released his debut album with new, post-Verve project United Nations Of Sound (the album actually isn’t officially out in the US until 3/22). This is another new track from Ashcroft, for the soundtrack to the film The Adjustment Bureau, starring Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and John Slattery’s hair. The title and song’s message comes with some Ashcroft dark sarcasm, since the film is about how our entire futures are planned for us. “Future’s Bright” has a rave up at the end, though, full of layered piano, background shouts, and snares. The song is a collaboration with Thomas Newman, who scored WALL-E, among many other films. Listen:

Richard Ashcroft – “Future’s Bright”

The Adjustment Bureau soundtrack is out tomorrow via Relativity Music Group.