The Future Freaks Me Out

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"The Future Freaks Me Out"
Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out cover.jpg
Single by Motion City Soundtrack
from the album I Am the Movie
Released 17 November 2003 (Europe)
Format CD, 7" Picture Disc
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop punk, power pop
Length 3:36
Label Epitaph
Writer(s) Joshua Cain, Jesse Johnson, Matthew Taylor, Tony Thaxton, Justin Pierre
Producer(s) Ed Rose
Motion City Soundtrack singles chronology
"Promenade/Carolina"
(1999)
"The Future Freaks Me Out"
(2003)
"My Favorite Accident"
(2003)

"The Future Freaks Me Out" is a song by the pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack. It is featured on the group's debut album, I Am the Movie, and was released as the band's first single in Europe. "The Future Freaks Me Out" was released to radio on September 16, 2003.[1]

The B-side for the CD single was "1000 Paper Cranes", which originally featured on I Am the Movie (the version released by the band while unsigned) but was the only song missing for the Epitaph CD release.[2]

The song has become a crowd favorite at Motion City Soundtrack shows. It is usually played as the band's last song and is often sung in part by the audience.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD
    1. "The Future Freaks Me Out" (radio edit)
    2. "1000 Paper Cranes"
    3. "The Future Freaks Me Out" (album version) - 2:34
  • 7" (limited to 1000 copies on picture disc)
    1. "The Future Freaks Me Out" - 2:34
    2. "My Valuable Hunting Knife (Guided by Voices cover)"

Music video[edit]

The video for "The Future Freaks Me Out" is a take on the movie Rushmore.[3] It is set as a school play. There are many scenes depicted in it. They include: the old west, an office, the ocean, a funeral, and a concert. It is the second music video the band made. Guitarist Joshua Cain's family helped out in the making of it, and stars in it as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ Motion City Soundtrack
  3. ^ Motion City Soundtrack has a chat with AMP Magazine