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SIMGE Survey: Getting To Know Future Lover // Stream “The Herd”

Mike Mehalick June 1, 2016 Features, Interviews No Comments

Future Lover

Future Lover, the solo project of songwriter Colin Lime, is a direct reflection of the restless soul at its helm. Having traveled the country over the years playing a variety of instruments with different groups and in multiple styles, Lime is a cultural vagabond who is now funneling the sum of his experiences into the new LP, Summoning.

The latest release from Future Lover is teased by “The Herd,” a smokey psychadelic stomp that plays like an ethereal soundtrack to a mystical bonfire.

To help get to know Lime a little better, we sent him the SIMGE Survey. Check out his reponses while streaming “The Herd” below.

Name: Colin
Band: Future Lover
Instruments: All of them

What sound(s) do you/your band make?

Heavily Psyched out Dark Indie Rock. Does Indie even mean anything anymore?.

If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be and why?

A plague of guitar picks. Specifically Dunlop black tortex 1.14mm Jazz II’s.

When I was a kid I used to love to…

Build stone circles and cast spells to open portals to new realities. Pretty much the same thing I still do today.

An embarrassing phase in my life was when…

I went through a phase of caring too much what other people thought — that was pretty embarassing. Glad it didn’t last too long.

The 1st album I purchased:

The first album I ever bought for myself was Appetite For Destruction on cassette tape. I never did homework again.

The last album I purchased:

I just got Be Small by Here We Go Magic at Luna Music here in Indy, I LOVE that record store. My buddy Texas Pete used to play drums in that band, and Luke Temple is an amazing songwriter.

My biggest insecurity:

I have a coffee cup of Elvis giving side-eye, and when I drink out of it in my studio, sometimes I worry about living up to his musical legacy. Then I remember the sequined jumpsuits and his cover of “My Way” and I don’t worry quite as much.

You can easily win me over by…

You can easily win me over by being who you really are. “I don’t know, but I’ve been told, Beetle-headed woman ain’t got no soul…” as Robert Plant didn’t really say in “Black Dog.”

Sometimes when I feel complacent I listen to Can because I can lose myself in a spaced out groove and get inspired.

After a show people compliment me most on…

After a show most people compliment me on how dramatically I can flip my hair about.

Something most people don’t know about me is…

I can smell trouble brewing, and I can hear good vibrations.

The band (artist) that altered my perception on life is ____ because…

I’d say the band that altered my perceptions on life is Led Zeppelin. Seems schlocky, but at a young age listening to III, I realized that you could take so many disparate influences, be as heavy, weird and dangerous as you want, create your own reality and invite lots of people along for the ride, critics be damned. I was fascinated by that record, and I still feel my Viking blood boil when I listen to “Immigrant Song.” Mr. Plant also taught me how to wail.

If not for music I would probably…

If not for music, I would probably be a lot better at skateboarding.

What are your favorite song lyrics?

There is an entirely too-large part of my brain devoted to lyrics, but a lot of them are misheard. Most recently though, I find myself going over and over this line from “Farewell Transmission” by Songs: Ohia.

“…I’ll have a good go at it. ?I’ll streak his blood across my beak and dust my feathers with his ashes?. I can feel his ghost breathing down my back. ??I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever…”

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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