To say that music is an essential part of the band is a dramatic understatement. Lead vocalist and lyricist Thalia Williams’ achingly beautiful voice is not just her instrument, but rather a visceral extension of how consequential music is to her life. Williams’ warm nuanced delivery shines a light on the otherwise dark corners inherent in electronica. It’s this duality in FutureKind’s instrumentation and forlorn lyricism that makes them special—an undeniable optimism floating over a dark ocean of sounds.
As a veteran musician armed with a variety of playing styles, including classical, guitarist and lead programmer Gabriel Santa-Cruz serves as the thrilling catalyst for the group as he demonstrates a surgeon-like precision. The artisanal approach to the programming by Santa-Cruz showcases the band’s handmade quality—an organic treatment to create a digital soundscape.
With disparate influences as varied as Sci-Fi literature and cinema, in addition to postmodern electronic experimentation and the undeniable charm of pop music, the band comes together to form a genuine apex of creative expression. If Jules Verne were flying into the vast darkness of outer space on a battleship accompanied by the Space Oddity himself, FutureKind would no doubt provide the soundtrack as they welcomed the unknown with gleeful optimism.
If you've ever read author Tom Wolfe's seminal classic "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" you'll love FutureKind.
- URB Magazine
They're innovative and experimental, yet at the same time, they strive to be organic and melodic.
- Electronic Musician Magazine