"The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” is a progressive rock concept album by
bassist Marco Bernard. It takes listeners on a musical journey through the
mind of Peter Pan, the eternal boy who never grows up. The album explores
themes of youth, hope, and the struggle to hold onto innocence in a world
that demands maturity.
Featuring virtuosic bass playing and intricate compositions, “The Boy Who
Wouldn’t Grow Up” is a powerful and emotive listen. In addition to drawing
inspiration from the classic story of Peter Pan, it incorporates the bassist's
own experience of growing up and navigating the challenges of adulthood.
With influences ranging from 1970s prog rock to modern experimental
music, “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” is a unique album, taking listeners
on a sonic journey through time, from the past to the present, and
ultimately to a place where young hopes and dreams never have to be left
This eclectic concept album finds Bernard collaborating with a diverse
group of accomplished composers and musicians from various locations
around the world. The bassist's skillful playing and the perspectives of the
other musicians come together to tell the story in a new and exciting way.
It’s a powerful and thought-provoking album that seamlessly blends
progressive rock with classic literature, and will make listeners question
what it means to grow up and leave your childhood behind.