Simon Collins – Becoming Human: Album Review

Simon Collins’ Becoming Human is an incredible release that’s not only important to Simon’s world, but to the progressive rock industry too.

Release Date: 4th September 2020

Frontiers Records

CD / Vinyl / Digital

Simon Collins is an artist that we’re sure will instantly become a household name. A progressive rock artist
that uses music as a sort of medicine and healer, Becoming Human is the latest release from the musical
genius. As the son of music legend Phil Collins, it’s safe to say that Simon sure does have talent in his
DNA. Having learnt how to play the drums from the age of five, songwriting flows through his veins and you
can truly hear this throughout Becoming Human.

Twelve tracks of pure adrenaline and intimacy, Becoming Human is unforgettable. An intelligent release that
showcases that Simon isn’t afraid to venture into different genres, the album showcases a futuristic
electronic pop side to this progressive rock artist. For fans of artists such as Peter Gabriel, Juno Reactor,
Steven Wilson, and of course Genesis, Simon’s solo project is a firm contender in the world of prog.

Released on Frontiers Records, Becoming Human recaptures the classic prog era of Genesis while still
sounding authentic and refreshing in today’s modern, hectic industry.Showcasing the idea that music is simply a method to let your feelings out, Becoming Human is Simon Collins’ most personal release to date. Exploring themes such as addiction, personal loss and finding your place in this crazy world, the album is led by an impressive title track that describes a journey of personal transformation.

From the versatility of the title track Becoming Human to the lengthy album closer Dead Ends, this album escapes mainstream music and creates a safe haven for fans to bury their thoughts into. Stand-out moments include the industrial infused Thoughts Become Matter that’s not for the faint-hearted, electronic rock contender Living In Silence, which features one of the most ear-worm choruses on the whole release and experimental anthem Man Made Man which serenades fans with an unapologetic arrangement.

An album I’m sure millions can relate to during these uneasy times, Becoming Human feels like a rebirth for Simon Collins.

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