"What is there to say except that this group’s musical genius brilliantly and beautifully brings all these genres off into a wonderful blend of extraordinary musical melodies that moves the soul, the mind, and gives the listener a higher plane of listening pleasure."
Lush and luxurious....the sound of celebration...effortlessly tying a variety of styles together ranging from electro to jazz to dance the song teems with energy. Astronauts of Antiquity’s “Future Back” offers a critique of the present while looking towards a better future."
"The true star of the song is vocalist India. The trio uses her voice to its fullest potential and she comes at listeners from every possible direction – her voice veers from a full on wail to much more restrained talk-singing while touching on all areas of her register in between. Her phrasing, likewise, elevates the already solid lyrics into the realm of pure conversational poetry – the longing for a better world comes through in every line and it never sounds arbitrary or rehearsed. Instead, India wrings every bit of commitment possible from her heart and pours it into her performance."
"The song has a physical edge and intelligence enough to pull any serious music fan. Likewise, the melodic values of the track assure listeners that, unlike most forays in this field, Astronauts of Antiquity are writing material that lingers in the memory long after the final note fades. They resoundingly prove with “Future Back” that the lone voice in a pop wilderness can still command attention and that this form, contrary to popular belief, is quite capable of simultaneously entertaining and enlightening many. India, B. Rhyan, and Ivica are standing on the cutting edge of modern pop and “Future Back” will solidify their position as purveyors of some of the best high brow mainstream electronic pop being produced today."
"This is a modern pop trio more than capable of defining their times while still expressing their deepest hope and dread with fearless musical creativity and a questioning spirit. Whether it is the world at large or the everyday struggles of one life, Astronauts of Antiquity never settles for the mundane or vanilla. Instead, this Los Angeles-based collective is intent on pushing the envelope and it’s music lovers who reap the rewards of their bravery. “Future Back” is everything a listener can want from modern pop music and more."
"The thing I love most about AOA’s music is – It’s soulful, it’s well produced, it’s different, it’s just smart, good, fun, almost what you could brand ‘sexy music’. If anyone is looking to groove to something that is familiar but also edgy and different then this is the band for you."
"....a sophisticated groove theory that transcends eras and genres. “Future Back” is a song for fans of sophisticated dance music and for the core of music lovers who are desperate for those that do progressive music right!"
"Future Back' isn’t lightweight fluff, so far as statements go, but it also packs the necessary punch to garner people’s attention on a dance floor. Some artistic collectives or bands might be intimidated by the idea that they have a mission to engage the listener’s mind and body alike, but not Astronauts of Antiquity. Their efforts here are clearly the result of intense and focused work, but like all of the great performing acts, Astronauts of Antiquity make it sound so easy."
"It is rare that such an outright pop oriented unit can bring listeners such an eclectic mix of the intelligent and physical, but Astronauts of Antiquity aren’t your typical pop song performers. Instead, they possess a robust and fully rounded artistic vision that outstrips the ambitions of outfits with similar sonic themes and engages themselves with their subject matter fearlessly and completely. "
"...undeniable...unstoppable... using India’s deceptively expansive voice in a variety of ways that provide urgency... with every word....superbly produced....hits another target dead on with this release. One can only imagine that the forthcoming EP, based on this song and the earlier “Paradise”, will figure in many lists as one of the top indie dance/pop releases of the next year. Astronauts of Antiquity are a powerhouse musical unit with talent and energy to burn."
"Astronauts of Antiquity write fantastic arrangements for their material that explore many textures, produce irresistible tempos, and engage listeners with serious minded material that never panders to listeners. This profoundly musical and artistically inclined outfit...are always looking in their songs to plumb a little deeper than your customary unit in this genre while still making a substantive musical statement and they certainly succeed here.
This is a modern pop trio more than capable of defining their times while still expressing their deepest hope and dread with fearless musical creativity and a questioning spirit. Whether it is the world at large or the everyday struggles of one life, Astronauts of Antiquity never settles for the mundane or vanilla. Instead, this Los Angeles-based collective is intent on pushing the envelope and it’s music lovers who reap the rewards of their bravery. “Future Back” is everything a listener can want from modern pop music and more."