Futures cover



While it sadly proved to be the last Butterfly Child album released before the band’s founder and core member Joe Cassidy suffered his untimely passing in 2021, Futures was a retrospectively wonderful note to end that particular project on. Showcasing Cassidy’s seemingly effortless ability to both create melodies in classic forms without simply aping them and to sing them with a warm, thoughtful grace that’s too rare in music, it’s one crystalline beauty of a song after another, Cassidy’s eyes to the stars.

Ned Raggett