One True Thing
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One True Thing


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The best kept secret in music



One True Thing blend bouncy pop-punk and aggressive post-hardcore coupled with intensely powerful female vocals for a unique sound not heard since the final days of Discount." - Alternative Press


Pretty decent female-fronted rock band….A decent start to what could be a nice career - AMp Magazine


Wow! Finally is right! It’s poppy, catchy and kinda mellow (it even has strings!), but not in a bad way - Under the Volcano


Finally (play the assassin records)
demo 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Once upon a time, four people decide to make music...they decided to become friends...they decided to make better music. One True Thing has been around the block more times than they can count, but they just can't stop. Not yet.
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); "You like to paint yourself the saint, you do no wrong, make no mistake" (Sound of my Voice); "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 story—it'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 just need to hear the music. Thanks for listening.