The best 15 songs about the future

The future can either be a place of limitless opportunity or the scariest place on earth, depending on your point of view. Many artists have expressed their visions of the future throughout history, whether it is for their own personal futures or the future of humanity hundreds or thousands of years from now.

We often worry about the future, and there is a lot of music available to help us digest all of our hopes and concerns. 15 of our favorite songs about the future are listed here.

The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun

The song talks about how, no matter how bad your day is, when the sun comes out, it will make all your problems go away and it will be a new day, so you can make the mistakes you made in the past right.

Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSound

Justin Timberlake sings about a girl he is crazy about and can't stop thinking about. The song is about spending a night together, but when Timberlake sings, "must be my future," it sounds like he's looking for more.

Taylor Swift - Mean

Swift tries to convince herself in "Mean" that she has more exciting things in store for her future than she could have imagined. She finds comfort in her future even when her present is not the best.

The Kills - Future Starts Slow

Seeing your future in someone else yet still being unable to have it is the theme of the song "Future Starts Slow." Despite the difficulty, the narrator is unwilling to give up on the love.

MGMT - Future Reflections

In "Future Reflections," MGMT depicts a post-apocalyptic future. This future takes place on "a green-colored island" with simple living conditions.

Billie Eilish - My Future

The song "My Future," written by Billie Eilish, is a result of her introspection and progress. Lines like "I'm in love with my future, can't wait to meet her" make this song stand out in Eilish's record as a breakout singer noted for her darkish approach.

Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia" is a catchy and enjoyable song that inspires you to consider all of the possibilities that the future may hold.

David Bowie - A Better Future

In this song, Bowie considers his own mortality and his desire for those who will follow him to have a brighter future.

Massive Attack - Future Proof

Although this song is a little bit darker and enigmatic, it's still a fantastic song about the future. The adverse impacts of pollution on the world are the subject.

Madonna - Future Lovers

Future lovers are the subject of Madonna's sensual and seductive song "Future Lovers." It describes how your future partner will grant all of your desires.

Nothing But Thieves - Futureproof

In this alternative rock song, Nothing But Thieves criticize individuals who merely claim to work for a better future.

Fleetwood Mac - Future Games

This Fleetwood Mac song explains how it might occasionally be risky to speculate about the future. Fleetwood Mac advises us to live in the moment rather than "sitting playing future games.”

Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up

Singing from the perspective of their younger selves, the Pussycat Dolls describe how their vision of the future used to involve them becoming famous and wealthy, appearing in movies and on magazine covers, and making music videos.

Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

The song "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai is about how technology is altering the world and increasing our dependence on it.

Kendrick Lamar, SZA - All the Stars

The two lovers who are the subject of this song are picturing their future together as they gaze up at the sky.


We think you should listen to these songs since they are about the future. These songs demonstrate how optimistic we should all be about the future.

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Written by CalypsoRoom Editorial Team
The CalypsoRoom Editorial Team is a skilled and diverse group of writers, researchers, and industry specialists who have access to Calypso's data and information in order to give you broad knowledge about the music industry as well as helpful advice to help you manage your music and dancing career.

Updated January 2023

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