Most of the songs on the album are brand new with only one song "In This Moment", rerecorded from their original EP "One Decision" released in 2008. Guiding their decisions on the album was Executive Producer Dan Malsch and co-producer Alec Henniger both from Soundmine Recording Studios (Framing Hanley, Forever the Sickest Kids, Four Year Strong). One Step Away band members gathered at least three times a week during their busy school year to get input on their songs from their producers over Skype. Starting in June of 2010, as soon as band members finished their school year, they left to stay at the recording studio in the hills of Pennsylvania, where they spent hundreds of hours recording their CD.
Writing all their own songs, One Step Away strays from the majority of young pop artists who generally only write a portion, if any, of their own music. "We write all our own songs from riffs to melodies to lyrics," states Terence 'Tito' Healy, "it is a collaborative effort." Mike Nuzzolo adds, "On our recordings, it is 100% us; our instrumentals and our vocals". This is what makes One Step Away unique -- to be such a young band and able to do it all themselves.
What you get in their new album "For the Broken" is their special authenticity that reaches right down into the souls of what is on the minds of today's youth. There is a constant theme of longing for a special someone and a constant questioning of what lies ahead for them. The name "For the Broken" came from the lyrics of their first track song on the album: "Here We Go,” which has the phrase "lullaby of the broken heart".
Their authentic quality goes right with them to the stage. Sounding surprisingly close to their recordings, and often better, the band stuns many with how much raw talent they have. In live performances their vocals are crystal clear, and instrumentation is tight. This is much to the credit of hard-working Adam Carrington, lead vocalist, who is proud of his vocal studies and likes to talk learning some "opera". Back in his early days with the band, one news reporter asked him of how it was to sing classical and in theater versus with the band. Carrington replied that he enjoys the vocal and stage "freedom" with the band. You can see this in his total entrenchment in the music on the stage while performing with One Step Away. This absorption and focus is seen in all the band members and enables them to perform flawlessly even if their audience is in the thousands. This was put to the test this summer with their big stage performances in venues like Boston Harborfest and Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Stage.
What you get in their new album "For the Broken" is their special authenticity that reaches right down into the souls of what is on the minds of today's youth. There is a constant theme of longing for a special someone and a constant questioning of what lies ahead for them. The name "For the Broken" came from the lyrics of their the first track song on the album: "Here We Go" , which has the phrase "lullaby of the broken heart". “For The Broken”, was recently released on iTunes, at http://itunes.apple.com/
Here’s what one reviewer has stated:
“I do know talent and potential when I hear it and this band has it all. I know for a fact there are millions of kids out there that will eat this stuff up. If a major label misses picking up One Step Away they will be kicking themselves in the pants for eternity.” -- from Muzikreviews
On September 19, 2010, One Step Away returns to Hard Rock Café Boston to deliver their CD Release Show from 5-7pm.
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Award-winning One Step Away, hailing from Boston Massachusetts, unlocks the magic of their original songs with engaging big stage performances. With passionate melodic vocals richly laden over precision riffs, One Step Away delivers a new perspective on modern rock.
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