Futurity is written by Lisps founding member César Alvarez along with the band and tells the story of Julian Munro, a Union soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor. He and the mathematician Ada Lovelace attempt to invent an omnipotent steam-powered brain designed to save humanity from itself.
Sammy Tunis sings the part of Lovelace, and the "Steam Brain" has been built and is played by Eric Farber. Lorenzo Wolff plays a number of instruments, including bass, sousaphone, resonator guitar and percussion.
The album also includes performances by Broadway star Michael Cerveris on banjo, mandolin, backing vocals, and more; Kyle Forester on organ; Luke Winslow-King on resonator guitar; and Ben Simon on organ and guitars.