The Outside World was born out of the wreckage of the grunge era, towards the late 90s. As bands like the ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ and ‘Matthew Good Band’ were dropping like flies, our band realized that the old adage about wanting something done right applies particularly when you’re a connoisseur. To the extent that we have a writing philosophy, it is simple: each song should genuinely express emotion, whether it’s a soft piano song I wrote on my ex-girlfriend’s piano, a layered piece about the soul-crushing view of work so much of society shares, or a heavy indictment of judgmental believers. Some might criticize this principle as self-indulgent, but I believe I do my best work when I’m doing it for myself, and not trying to conform to the whims of a public clamoring for the latest song with lyrics saying nothing but known by all the fans, “a good beat” that’s simple enough that a 5-year-old could play or program it, and a video featuring one or more sets of perky breasts regardless of whether the artist in question is female. Our biggest influences include Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins. We hope you enjoy our music as much as we do.