Premiere: Future Thieves “Get Up” with the Heat in Fiery New Groove

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Future Thieves inspire resilience and perseverance in their heavy new single “Get Up,” a dramatic indie rock charge driven by our own inner fiery passion.
Stream: “Get Up” – Future Thieves




‘Get Up’ just tells you to keep your head on straight and keep pushing through all the bullshit.

We’re all pushed down at some point, and while no one deserves hardship, conflict breeds a need for solution: The challenges we face teach us the need to work hard and be strong; how to fight for ourselves and find ways of survival. It stands to reason that hard times are an inevitable part of life’s natural order, meaning at some point, we all need to find our own ways of climbing out of that metaphorical hole. Future Thieves inspire resilience and perseverance in their heavy new single “Get Up,” a dramatic indie rock charge driven by our own inner fiery passion.

Emotional Cost - Future Thieves

Emotional Cost – Future Thieves

all this weighing on me
I just wanted something light
family’s waiting on me
Tryna give them something nice
For all of our lives
Thought it was a whisper
Golden, holding to my time
It’s just the great pretender
Always holding on my mind
For All of my life

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Get Up,” the sophomore single off Future Thieves’ forthcoming EP Emotional Cost (out this fall). Following September’s slow-burning, more intimate and anthemic lead single “My Body,” “Get Up” finds Future Thieves amping up the energy on a song built off individual strife and communal struggle.

Previously described by Atwood Magazine‘s Alexandra Graber as “anything but another quaint Nashville-based country band,” Nashville alt-rock trio Future Thieves currently consists of Elliot Collett, Austin McCool, and Nick Goss. The band, which recently went through a series of personnel changes, has forever had a penchant for crafting left-of-center rock music full of rich melody and sound. Their songs were greater than the standard guitars-and-drums setup from the start, and as they’ve progressed over the past five years, the music has only gotten juicier and more complex – like a simple red that enhances with time.

In the case of “Get Up,” we feel Future Thieves expanding a single, reverberating synth pulse into a dynamic and fervent push for more – to be better, to do right, and to improve upon ourselves in tandem with our surroundings. “Get up!” sings frontman Elliot Collett in a punchy, staccato chorus, urging us to be our own bright lights when dark times do eventually come.

Get up, when ya know that it won’t stop
it all keeps adding up
Get up, with the heat
And you feel like coming over or checking out
And get out of (get out of)
“Time is ticking out”
Get out of (get out of)
“time is ticking out”
Future Thieves © Andrew Fannin

Future Thieves © Andrew Fannin



“Get Up began as a guitar riff and drum groove,” Future Thieves’ Austin McCool tells Atwood Magazine. “We were having a rough day in the studio and hadn’t really hit on anything we were loving. I remember Elliot being out of the room taking a break and Nick sitting down on drums. He and I started messing around with a couple guitar riffs on top of different rhythms, and we hit on the groove that would come to be the main riff of ‘Get Up.'”

McCool continues, “Lyrically, it touches on what we’ve been going through this year. We lost the founding drummer of the band and our producer/writing partner Alex was deported back to Canada with no notice, both in quick succession. It’s been a tough few months, but through all that we wrote and recorded a collection of songs that we’re super happy with. Get Up just tells you to keep your head on straight and keep pushing through all the bullshit.”

Fever dreams they’re callin
Leavin messages behind
(They say) “Give up while you’re younger, take a number, fall in line”
Wake up you’re fine
Garner your water
And all that you’ve wanted
We’ve always been hiding
It’s all yours, keep fighting

Time and again, Future Thieves have reaffirmed their unique voice in the modern rock canon; here today, they’ve built upon classic tropes to offer something specially familiar, while also fresh and new.

“Get Up” is an urgent call-to-action: A simple yet inspirational message for all to hold our heads high and give it our best shot, the song manifests its emotional rush through focused grooves and hearty lyrics that instill in each of us the desire to be our very best selves. It’s yet another sterling reminder to keep our eyes and ears on Future Thieves as they whip up something magical out in Music City.

Stream “Get Up” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for Future Thieves’ forthcoming Emotional Cost EP, out this fall!

Catch Future Thieves on their upcoming tour.

You know where your heart should be
You know where this all could lead
And I’m more than you want then leave
I hear you know you’re so clever, it’s over, whatever
Get up, when ya know that it won’t stop
And it all keeps adding up
Get up, with the heat
When you feel like coming over or checking out
And get out of (get out of)
“Time is ticking out”
Get out of (get out of)
“time is ticking out”
Stream: “Get Up” – Future Thieves



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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com