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North Carolina's Seth Walker is set to release his eleventh studio album, and has a new single for us all to check out. "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" is a classic slow burn blues rocker. Considering the album was written during a break up and the pandemic, the new song is surprisingly upbeat. It's a soulful track with an incredible blues tone to his guitar. It's a pretty straightforward song encompassing the best elements of blues, Americana, and soul that's going to be fairly impossible to resist. You don't need to rewrite the genre when you nail it as well as Walker has here.
You can listen to "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" below. I Hope I Know is due out May 20 on Royal Potato Family, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Seth Walker, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.