Blue Future Takes Listeners into the “Danger Zone” with Synth-Warped Bass Single
WARNING! YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE DANGER ZONE!
Danger exists all around us, yet, as Blue Future reminds us, how we choose to acknowledge and deal with it is entirely up to us. Born and raised in Chicago, Blue Future takes many past teachings from throughout his musical journey to create futuristic bass sounds that are exemplified in his latest single, “Warning (Danger Zone),” in which listeners are treated to warped synths, soulful vocals, and a cautious hook that gives us an ominous sense of excitement.
Blue Future discovered music and rhythm from a young age when he discovered that he could feel what would happen in a song before it happened. After his mother brought him to see B.B. King, the King of Blues, he left with a new obsession with playing blues guitar and immediately began teaching himself. He soon after began taking lessons from Music Man George, who was an old Blues man from the Mississippi Delta, the first Black band to ever go through Chicago years and years ago. After George insisted that Blue Future go find his own path, after all the time they spent playing music together, he found himself at the first-ever Electric Forest in 2011 and became inspired to learn electronic music.
The result of his early learnings in Blues and newer passion for electronic music comes to a head in “Warning (Danger Zone).” Listeners are initially introduced to the track through vocals that carry the energy and depth reminiscent of Blues, but the production quickly shifts the soundscape into one that is more drum and synth-based. A slow build falls into a big bass breakdown, with offset beats to fill the bassline, creating a leveled listening experience that bounces behind the first reminder that “the danger zone is everywhere.” The stylistic choices evoke a sense of urgency that would come with a warning signal, while the calmer and brighter bridge clashes to complement the lack of care from the general public that the lyrics seem to suggest. This unique bass design is one of great depth but also brief levity, bringing listeners on a journey that emphasizes choice, which is highlighted by the balanced production.