We Are The New Black (EP)

by Assent

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released January 31, 2017

Aurélien Fouet-Barak : vocals, bass, drum programming
Grégoire Debord : guitars

Produced by Zoé H.
Music & lyrics by AFB
Arrangements by Assent & Zoé H.

Guests :

Nicolas Muller (Helioss) - lead guitar on track 5
Flo Lemoniier (Far Away) - bass on track 2

Elisabeth Muller - violin on track 1
Caroline Berry - viola on track 1
Raphael Verguin - cello on track 1

YoanK - piano on track 5

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Assent Paris, France

Assent is the brainchild of AFB, former lead singer in Human Vacuum and former bass player in One Last Shot. The other half is Grégoire Debord, former guitar player in Netfastcore and riffer extraordinaire.

The band's first EP is coming in january 2017. Produced at Zoé H. Studios. Expect something dark, deep, violent, that will make your neck break itself.
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Track Name: We Are the New Black
Coming awake, right out of the pit
Leaving the ground
Some points to make, willing to commit
Bring this all down
So many years postponing this
A chance to shine
Fuck all the fears, face the abyss
Hold the front line

This is the one thing that I won’t let end
This is something designed to leave a scar
This is meant to break, this is meant to mend
This is just wondering who we are

And we are the new...

Call this a letter of intent
Hear how we yell
Brazen, we will make you assent
You will raise hell
How is one supposed to feel tall
Cast a shadow
Other than saying “screw it all” ?
It’s bravado...

This is the one thing that we won’t let end
This is something designed to leave a scar
This is meant to break, this is meant to mend
This is just wondering who we are
This is us rushing to get in the race
This is us willingly going too far
This is us trying to bash in your face
This is us telling you who we are

And we are the new...
...we are the new black
Track Name: Reaching Out
Come on !

Trapped and choking up inside
Feeling torn, twisted and tied

And let’s go !
Time to face this shit head on, see what happens
I guess making it rhyme can’t really make it worse
And I know ! I fucking know what it looks like
Thing is I can see it but I can't get it right

Mood swings and panic attacks, obsessed with disrespect
Every failure leaving my small confidence wrecked
Clinging onto reason and onto righteousness
Overcompensating, a pretentious mess

OH ! It isn’t just for show !
It’s just me reaching out
Passive agressive, ever compulsive
With mixed feelings about being alone

Reaching out

Trapped and choking up inside
Feeling torn, twisted and tied

So you see
I feel compelled to make my life a trial
Cuz if don’t need to struggle, then I don’t feel worthwile
And it makes me a giant pain in the ass
Building up frustration until I break like glass

Drowning into anger, letting the child inside take control
Addiction to pornography taking its toll on my soul
Feeling the urge to be right, to correct everybody
Lashing out for no reason, and then feeling sorry

OH ! It isn’t just for show !

It’s just me reaching out
Passive agressive, ever compulsive
With mixed feelings about being alone

Reaching out
Track Name: A Part of Me
You cunt, you dumb, you little whining piece of shit
I’m so fed up with raising you but still there’s no way I can quit
You filthy, goddamn lazy, crazy bitch,
How can God let you be ?
I tried over, and over and over again
To give you an education so you would stop being so lame
But you just failed and you’ve remained
This unclean offspring, a part of me

You have no self, so don’t you pretend to exist
Cause I’m your law, the one who allows you to be
Everything within you will be tamed by my fists
So give in now, because you’re just a part of me

I rule your life, I know all the things that you do
You can’t hide no secrets from me, there’s no way for you to be you
I’ll beat you down you silly clown
Every time you’ll try to break free
So don’t lock the fucking door
I want you to obey
Don’t you talk back no more
Do as I say
So don’t lock the fucking door
I want you to obey
Don’t you talk back no more

Just kneel and pray

You have no self, so don’t you pretend to exist
Cause I’m your law, the one who allows you to be
Everything within you will be tamed by my fists
So give in now, because you’re just a part of me

Crawl !

I don’t know why you have to make me be this way
You know I love you, you just have to do everything I say
You know I’m right, so no more fight
Accept to be a part of me

You have no self, so don’t you pretend to exist
Cause I’m your law, the one who allows you to be
Everything within you will be tamed by my fists
So give in now, because you’re just a part of me
Track Name: Remain in Darkness
Why do you remain in darkness ?
Why do you flee from light ?
Why do you take the void as your mistress ?
Why do you fade from sight ?
Why do you revel in distress ?
Why do you need to fight ?
Why do you cripple your progress ?
Why do you ache to smite ?

Standing in the way
In the way of your attainment
Making yourself pay
Master of your own enslavement

And so it goes

Why don’t you get it out of the way ?
Why do you block your path ?
Why do you need to lead yourself astray ?
Why endure your own wrath ?
Why can’t you once not trip yourself down ?
Is it so much to ask ?
Whenwill you finally stop running around ?
When will you drop that mask ?

Standing in the way
In the way of your attainment
Making yourself pay
Master of your own enslavement

And so it goes

And you wither away...

Lead 1 : Greg
Lead 2 : Nicolas Muller
Track Name: Insomnia
Night !
There we are once again, standing and waiting at the edge of the hole Right !
The fire in my chest is burning and the flames are out of control
The sheets feel like lead, sweating in the bed, with no rest from it all
Completely overwhelmed by what might have been
I’m just banging away at a wall

Drowning into a stream, lost in the flow of broken thoughts
Stuck inches from my dreams, away from what I’ve always sought

Is there anything that can make it stop ?
How much fucking time is it gonna take before I finally drop ?
The future and the past blend into a movie that goes on and on
Behind my eyelids, dissolving myself, until the break of dawn

Drowning into a stream, lost in the flow of broken thoughts
Stuck inches from a dream, away from what I’ve always sought
Yearning, cursing, raging, turning
Yearning, cursing, raging

Oh if only the night could fall
Let go of me, turn off my soul

Just let me sleep... let me sleep... let me sleep... let me sleep...
Shut it down

Hours and hours fall and die
Kissing my sanity goodbye
Among shattered pieces of I
While all the fears intensify

Night !
There we are once again, standing and waiting at the edge of the hole Right !
The fire in my chest is burning and the flames are out of control
The future and the past blend into a movie that goes on and on
Behind my eyelids dissolving myself until the break of dawn

Drowning into a stream, lost in the flow of broken thoughts
Stuck inches from a dream, away from what I’ve always sought
Yearning, cursing, raging, turning
Yearning, cursing, raging

Oh if only the night could fall
Let go of me, turn off my soul
Oh how I wish the night would fall
Grant me my wish, swallow me whole
Just let me sleep...