To Become

by Outwards

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Old school sounds with a Hammond B3 organ and some of the guitar leads are reminiscent of Queen or Kings X.

Beautiful sounds, vocals and progressions, it's like old meets new. Favorite track: Fall Foliage.
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It's a young girl's story Wondering how the world was From the stars above Fallen inside the fat old earth In the strangest rabbit hole A place to wander, a place to drown forever It’s a teenage girl’s story Brooding her wish to find A way out of here Tired of this fake stars hung In her personal rabbit hole She wants to grow, she wants to be tall enough To reach the top of Her personal rabbit hole I hear the tick-tock of a clock Please wake me up Eyes wide open in blur Can’t find a way back to My rabbit hole I am always changing size Never find a place that fit my hopes Sure it will be better somewhere else Safe place Safe life Safe dreams Searching for a…
Draft of grey crayon lines Unfinished business Screen of my head Full of ideas A land of small light bulbs That can’t shine through my eye Arsh are my feelings Against my shyness There’s a gate inside Which sew my lips I scream in silence Violence are the colors Of the hanger I keep inside Wanna tears my veins up And paint my rage with blood on the wall Now I’m an artist of doubt I draw and paint my fears To bring them to life They’re my faithful friends Through my final walk To my early grave
Fall Foliage 06:20
Alike are my days Depressed are my eyes Blank are the thoughts of my brain When I scream through my sleep I'm juste another cog I am the way you feel I am tired Please let me sleep again
From Dust... 02:58
I glimpsed the news today Outburst in my old box Flashing lights Stroboscopic fights I'm awake from stasis Ignorance makes our happiness My box of truth Controled a pictured world From my inner zapper For sure This is not acting This so callen war is Is the greatest show on earth They all shoot us They all shoot us down
... To Ashes 03:02
Safe again with my poetry of shell Some drawings here to remember my face As I fade away While the sun shine anew On this quiet land of endless dreams It feel so warm I'm forever secure Welcome girl to nowhere Some red ink is flowing out of your arms It certainly explain your presence Of you dear among us Your wonderland is here Alice is gone away I can see some disapointement I guess this is not what you've expected It comes again My flesh is torn The pain bangs in my head I'm drowning in blood Lost again When everything slipped away The void appears And let her dreams blank As she fade away While the others forget No memories of the sacrified Hold back your tears and watch the final show Let me breath Let me hold on Let me draw a better end Let me breath Let me hold on Let me draw a better end Let me live Let me go to Wonderland To become, become Alice


To Become is the first album by Outwards

I wrote all the songs between 2015 and 2016, before the band was formed. The purpose of this project was to form a band around the aesthetic established by the songs, to perform them on stage but also to rework them as a band. Each members have brought their own ideas and the whole things become much greater than just a solo album project.
To Become is a concept album inspired by a lot of the event that happend around the world at this time. We follow the story of one character, totally overhelmed by his environnement. Songs after songs, this person fall in a deep depression and paranoia.

This is, at this time, the most ambitious musical project I have ever done, and this is also the one I am the most proud of.

We all sincerely hope that you’d love this album as much as we do.

J.L. Pecquais


released September 27, 2018

Drums : Maxime Biron
Bass : Guillaume Leplège
Guitar : Benjamin Garson
Keyboard : Théophile Busschaert
Vocals : Pauline Ducroux
Guitar & Vocals : Jean Loup Pecquais

Strings section on "To Become Alice"
Violin : Naia Ishii & Inès Mathouthi
Viola : Jeanne Grivelet

Drums recorded by Tom Gibaja & Jean Loup Pecquais
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jean Loup Pecquais

Protraits by Sarah Kolejnik & Alexandre Wallon
Artworks by Jonathan Mourglia

Special Thanks to Sylvain Lambinet, Thomas Vingtrinier & Théo Perek for their valuable listening and help

All words & music by Jean Loup Pecquais except "A Fable of Modernity" written by Pauline Ducroux &Jean Loup Pecquais

Paris, France / 2018


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Outwards Paris, France

Outwards is a parisian alt-rock prog band. Formed in 2016, they released their first EP in 2017.

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