The Outside World was born out of the wreckage of the grunge era, towards the late 90s. As the bands that we liked at the time started 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 that was written on an ex-girlfriend’s piano, or a layered piece about the soul-crushing view of work so much of society shares, or maybe even a heavy-sounding indictment of judgmental believers.  Some might criticize this principle as self-indulgent, but we believe we do our best work when we are doing it for ourselves; and not trying to conform to the whims of the public.  Our biggest influences include Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins. We hope you enjoy our music as much as we do.