Premiere: NYC’s Future Someone Contends with Closure in His Beautiful & Bittersweet “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For”

Future Someone © Laur Loncar
Future Someone © Laur Loncar
NYC’s Future Someone captures closure’s bittersweet taste in his new single “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For,” a haunting, heavy-hearted, and achingly intimate indie pop song.
“I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For” – Future Someone




We all long for closure in our relationships and experiences, but it would serve us well to remember that closure is rarely sweet and seldom easy – even when all our questions are answered and all our worries assuaged, an end is an end, and it’s okay to treat it as such. New York City’s Future Someone captures closure’s bittersweet taste in his new single “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For,” a haunting, hypnotic, and achingly intimate indie pop song.

I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For - Future Someone
I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For – Future Someone
You’re not what I want,
you’re not what I need

It’s all that I want,
it’s all that I need…
One day you’ll know
when I said what I mean

You’re not what I want
You’re not what I need
(I hope you find whatever you are looking for)

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For,” the fourth single from New York City based singer/songwriter and producer Kyle Walters’ new project Future Someone. His first proper release in over three full years, “I Hope You Find…” is billed as “the first taste of an album’s worth of material long in the making”; it’s also a brilliant return to the spotlight for Walters, whose solo project arrives in the wake of a career that has spanned several years and several bands, including Those Mockingbirds and Ionia.



Future Someone takes on a different approach than those acts of his past, finding guitars exchanged for what Walters calls “soaring keyboards, ultra precise drum arrangements, and heavy-hearted (and heavy-handed) pop lyrics.” It is within this framework that we find ourselves immersed in “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For,” a song whose title itself goes hand in hand with the term closure.

They’re synonymous, in truth; to be told “I hope you find whatever you are looking for” inherently means that the speaker isn’t, or cannot be, your answer; that they are not “the one” for you. “Closure” is an ethereal, amorphous concept, but we’ve all heard these words uttered before – and if you’ve haven’t yet, get ready; they’re an emotional wallop.

Future Someone takes that wallop, and turns it into something more soothing and welcoming; the hurt is still there , but it’s far more digestible when delivered alongside the glitzy glow of synthesizers and lush, layered vocal harmonies:

It’s hard to let go what I feel when I dream
It’s all that I want, it’s all that I need
(I hope you find whatever you are looking for)
I don’t wanna break your heart, but you need the truth
What’s good for me won’t be good for you
I know there’s no question how I’m losing connection now
On your way in, I’m on my way out
I hope you find whatever you are looking for

“[This song] purely came from back-to-back breakups in which both women had loosely said, ‘I hope you find what you’re looking for,'” Future Someone’s Kyle Walters tell Atwood Magazine. “It wasn’t a good feeling because it was a positive sentiment laced with a bitter taste and it sat with me for a while. It was just a classic case of round peg, square hole.”

“I suppose the final lyrics are my form of closure on the matter, but I knew it would resonate with others. So I chased the vibe that would fit that song title, and to me, it sounds how it reads. It’s like a letter – either to my past self or present self. Kinda like, ‘Hey, it’s ok to feel this way. So accept the emotion and move on.’ The song acts as a reminder if you feel lost or need to address those emotions again.”

Future Someone © Laur Loncar
Future Someone © Laur Loncar



For Walters, one of the key tenets of his new project is that the music is honest and real, and this song delivers on both of those tenets. He pulls his heart inside out, spilling emotions unconditionally as he reckons and reels through an unwelcome, but unavoidable, ending:

I don’t think I’ll ever turn into someone new
The same old me won’t change just for you
I lied to myself but I wish it were true
It hurts me to say it was a lie to you too

Those lingering aches still linger; emotions fade over time into scars, and sometimes new loves replace the holes left by older ones. But memories themselves can’t be erased and stories can’t be un- or rewritten. We live with the life we have, and hopefully we all eventually find whatever we are looking for – even if it isn’t right here with us today.

One day you’ll know when I said what I mean
You’re not what I want
You’re not what I need
(I hope you find whatever you are looking for)



If one thing can be said, it is that Future Someone has got us deep in our own heads in the very best of ways.

This song is intense emotional fodder: A radiant, enchanting, beautifully cinematic upheaval of a weary and aching soul exposed. His pain is real, and his music reflects that in droves. Stream “I Hope You Find Whatever You Are Looking For” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from this intoxicating new artist project!

It’s hard to let go what I feel when I dream
It’s all that I want
It’s all that I need
(I hope you find whatever you are looking for)

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