Albums like FUTUR II don’t come by accident. Founded in 2012 in Frankfurt am Main in Germany they called themselves NEWMEN to make fun of exaggerated and outdated displays of masculinity, whilst ironically admitting that their means, methods and stylistic choices are not new by any standard because hardly anything in art and culture really is. Refining their skills over 2 LPs, several EPs and one live album NEWMEN have absorbed their influences of, most prominently, 70s Electronica and 80s Wave into a compelling style without resorting to surface-level style choices or descending into soapbox posturing.
FUTUR II offers a unique yet relatable perspective between hopelessness and limitless options. A view of the world emerges in which we, together with NEWMEN, simultaneously are the observers and the ones to be observed. A serene reflection of how everything might be too late without the arrogance of claiming such a thing with certainty. Or as it can be heard in Futur I, a collaboration with the ex-Kraftwerk-drummer Wolfgang Flür: "There will be much to observe!"