|New solo abum from Simon Collins (ex-Sound Of Contact, and son of Phil Collins)
Format: CD / Cat No: FRCD1039 / Released: 04/09/2020
Track Listing: 1. Into The Fray / 2. Becoming Human / 3. The Universe Inside Of Me / 4. Man Made Man / 5. This Is The Time / 6. Thoughts Become Matter / 7. I Will Be Waiting / 8. No Love / 9. Living In Silence / 10. 40 Years / 11. So Real / 12. Dead Ends
More information: Simon Collins (ex-Sound Of Contact, and son of Phil Collins) releases Becoming Human, the long-awaited solo album which includes the new single, Becoming Human, and also features his former Sound Of Contact bandmate Kelly Avril Nordstrom, as well as bassist Gaz Williams and Fish guitarist Robin Boult.
Says Collins, "Robin and I collaborated on many of the songs, while the album also features co-writes with Sound Of Contact's Dave Kerzner and Kelly Avril Nordstrom on songs I initially brought to the mountain of material earmarked for the second Sound Of Contact album.
"I'm proud of these new songs," he adds. "They reflect the person I am, the person I’m becoming, the person I'm striving to be. Writing songs on ‘becoming’, not just ‘being’, is a powerful tool and it’s about evolving in time and space. The music is generous, intimate, openhearted. There’s a lot of me living in these songs. They are deeply personal for me or anyone listening to them who has been through experiences of fear, love and hope. The joy of freedom, of acceptance and forgivingness. Of figuring out who I am or anyone is, and how we relate to the world. What is really going on? What is the truth behind the truth?"
Becoming Human finds Phil Collins’ son grappling with heavy subjects such as astronomy, cosmology and quantum physics, but its central focus is ultimately a conversation about surrender, renewal, uplift and mortality.