One True Thing
One True Thing
Started in 1990-something by guitarist Milan Millevoy and a 16 year old Melanie Wills on vocals, One True Thing has been through a number of line up changes. In 2001, just in time to go into the studio to record their first full-length, Ray Greene of hardcore heavyweight Fahrenheit 451 joined the band on drums. One True Thing had been through more than their share of heartache and disappointment, and now they had the chance to write it all down. Recorded in various studios during various days over the course of two months with producer Tom Soares (Erykah Badu, Sick of it All) the tender teen romantic comedy soundtrack entitled "Finally" was born.
After recording "Finally," Melanie appeared on the From Autumn to Ashes records "Too Bad You're Beautiful" as a guest vocalist on "Short Stories With Tragic Endings" and as the main vocalist on "Autumn's Monologue" from "The Fiction We Live." Both appearances brought OTT a little bit of recognition, but they still couldn't seem to break through. In 2005, Mike Pilato, formerly of From Autumn to Ashes, filled in the void on bass for One True Thing and they started putting the finishing touches on a new batch of songs. This time they decided to do things the old fashioned way. They holed themselves up in a basement studio somewhere in NJ for four days and pounded out the songs.
No producer, no label, no pressure...turns out to be the first recording they've ever been proud of. Go figure. Writing an undeniably catchy brand of rock, this band continues to be ridiculously honest with themselves and their fans. The lyrics read like a diary that we can all relate to"I swear I'll meet you in the next life, smiling deep and sharp as knives and I'll carve your heart into my lucky charm.
I'm going down, I'm sinking low, into depths I've never known; this is what happens when I'm all alone " (Greasy Jungle); "I am the monster beneath your bed, I am the skeleton in every closet. All the things you hide, don't want no one to see...are the things that make up me" (Monster). You don't need to hear the whole storyit's far too long. You don't need to know who they've worked with, who's managed them, who influenced them, who produced every little major label-funded demo they ever did...you just need to hear the music.
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