Bend the Future is another promising progressive jazz-rock music band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three weeks ago with this song; Reaching For, off from their debut single with the same title, which was released in 2019. I am so lucky to have the chance to discover so many creative musicians, artists, and bands lately from all over the world. Bend the Future is surely one of them. Reaching For is only their debut song, but I have a quite good feeling about these French gentlemen.
This song musically will satisfy every ambient music lover without a doubt. I am a big fan of this kind of music myself and I enjoyed every second of it. When I listened to it for the first time, I start to wonder where they are from because not everybody can blend the Western and Eastern influences this good except those who live in a culture where they have both. I recently started to realize how tired we all are of listening to only American influenced music. Yes, they are the pioneers in almost everything. However, those days are over, now people are more interested in listening to freshness in any kind of music.
Reaching For is an exceptional piece of work with an easy-going structure. They kept everything as simple as possible while using many creative, unusual, authentic, progressive and ethnic elements on the composition, which is admirable. This is what I love doing as well. The energy is so moody you unconsciously leave yourself to the music. I loved the general vibe the most.
As I have mentioned above, they have a delicious combination of the Western and Eastern influences here on this very song, which made their “already rich” music even richer. After listening to Reaching For a few times, you get the feeling that advanced musicians like them won’t have any problems being creative ever. I mean, look at their melodies, sentences, their way of building the flow. I often say listening to only one song might not be enough to have a solid idea about the band. But there always are exceptions. In my opinion Bend the Future is one of those bands who can easily reach the top level, influence millions while shaping the future of their music style.