Right off the bat with the opening track "Satellite" your hit with quite a spacey blues feel which carries a clever message to set up what follows; it almost feels like an anthem for a man who can't catch a break...but provokes a sense of empowerment with its 'so what' attitude. But don't be fooled! This track is definitely not what this album sounds like as a whole. The next 3 tracks "Kicking And Screaming", "Something's Gotta Give" and "Kids In The Dark" come at you with a youthful punk/pop feel that took me back to 2005. These tracks seem to tell a story of a musician chasing his dreams but isn't getting anywhere fast. It's late adolescent tone transports you back to the days when you were young, spending Summer at the skate-park; great stuff.
The next track "Runaways" is a clear breaking point tune...In terms of the feel of this album, this track feels more emo/punk in contrast to the pop/punk feel of the previous tracks, before suddenly your hit with a complete shift yet again... The only way to describe this track is if BARENAKED LADIES and GREENDAY had a baby, then "Missing You" would be it!
Then it's back to business with the next four tracks building the feel of a pop/punk/emo blend before we hit "Dancing With A Wolf" and "The Edge Of Tonight" which sees the culmination of all preceding sounds into very clean sounding anthem type songs which could do well in the charts...very mainstream...but great tunes none the less.
Finally and cleverly done the final track is the title track "Old Scars/Future Hearts"...First of all let me say this... TUNE!! It in no way sounds like any other track before it... It almost sounds like a different band and kinda makes you wanna whip out the old Budweiser spandex pants! I really enjoyed the journey this album took me on... You literally follow the progressive birth of mainstream American skater punk that phases in the rise of emo during the late noughties.
I loved "Future Hearts" and has made me want to revisit my youth with bands such as BLINK 182, BOWLING FOR SOUP, SUM 41 and FALL OUT BOY...this is a great 'Teenage Dirtbag' album and I will be adding it to my collection for sure! "Future Hearts" blends different styles really well, shows a real versatility and the subtle story line works well too. I would recommend this album for those summer garden parties we all know and love!! 
Words By John "Juice" Brown