Early mixtapes like Astronaut Status and his signature hit like “Turn On The Lights" gave Future the enduring reputation as a devoted space-age robot lover with a soul pure as a dove. While that element is certainly present in his repertoire, Future Hendrix knows how to play several tunes.
His latest video for “Monster,” a song MTV premiered back in August, finds him ditching his sweet persona for something more, well, monstrous: he’s a heartless player, reveling in hedonism.
Gone are the sky-scraping autotune paeans to a life partner. Future's embracing the colder parts of his identity, rejecting limits and social mores and he's never seemed less interested in monogamy—all this along to the swooping synth flute-driven tune comes courtesy of Metro Boomin and Southside.
The video matches the sentiment: Future reigns over a rowdy mansion party, girls wearing nothing but thongs and body paint lining the halls. Someone brings a snake. Metro Boomin dances in the kitchen. Black lights add slightly mystical overtones. Future is clearly having his "Eyes Wide Shut" moment.
Mark your calendars: on October 28th Future releases his Monster mixtape, executive produced by Metro Boomin.