Hollow EP

by West to Alaska

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released March 26, 2017

Recorded and engineered by Connell Stinnissen at Grant MacEwan Studios West, Edmonton AB, in November 2016.
Additional recording, mixing and mastering by Zane Noble in March 2017.
Artwork by Grace Papineau-Couture.
"Nothing Changes" originally written and performed by One Grand Canyon (Peter Krpan). Thank you for allowing me to cover your song.

Thank you for your support!
Extra special thanks to Phil Paturel and Richard Guilbault for letting me borrow gear for these recordings!

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West to Alaska Edmonton, Alberta

West to Alaska is Atticus Brent. Sometimes he brings along some talented friends, too.

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Track Name: Hollow
There are mannequins around me disguised as my friends
They're hollowed out and vacant with expressions painted on
I can't see what they're hiding behind their fake-lidded eyes
But I swore I felt before, I thought I left Hollywood behind

If this is to be my last performance on this stage, I won't forget my lines

I'll pretend that I don't see what's happening in this next scene
For what it's worth, I'll place this curse:
No matter what you do, you will never not be hollow.

You, yes you, you were the very worst one of them all
A superficial and flawed design; pheromones and alcohol
I should've listened to the warnings, the anxiety and the grief
Could've saved myself from yet another catastrophe

If this is to be my last performance on this stage, I won't forget my lines and you will never forget my name

I'll pretend that I don't see what's happening in this next scene
For what it's worth, I'll place this curse:
No matter who you're with, you will never not be hollow

I've come too far, and seen too much, to let you knock me down again
I've broken through the fourth wall, and I forced the charade to end
You can cut and direct our past to try and suit your needs
But your best is still not good enough to make it on the streets

If this is to be my last performance on this stage, I won't forget my lines and you will never forget my name. An end to all your games.

I'll pretend that I don't see what's happening in this next scene
For what it's worth, I'll place this curse:
No matter what you do, you will never not be hollow.

Everyone's so fucking hollow.
Track Name: Nothing Changes (cover)
It feels like a search for buried treasure
A secret hatch with no lever
I'm outside on an inside joke, and its so clever.

Nothing changes around here, does it?

It feels like always and forever
This mountain's lasting, looming leisure
We grow up fast, faint of heart from the pressure.

Nothing changes around here, does it?

Handcuffs made to measure
Dreams have a twist-- half-lived endeavours
We're sidewalk chalk but we'll fade with the weather

Nothing changes around here, does it? Or does it?
It doesn't.