Their Alleged Album, appropriately named, took years in the making. With songs written with conviction, passion, and soul, one can not simply listen and not be impacted. Working with the growing show PDX Spotlight that focuses on Portland original artists, I have had the privilege and honor to meet with these four talented artists to ask about their album, challenges and successes along the way, and their future projects. You can check out the episode that features One From Many coming in September on channel 11.
Early dedicated fans may remember the band as FarCry. It was during this initial time that band members Supina and McCormick reached levels of success not easily obtained appearing as opening acts for headliners such as Everclear, 3 Days Grace, Landon Pigg, and Floater. They made appearances on the syndicated “Mark and Brian” radio show and received regional airplay for their two popular EPs. Suffering an internal breakdown, Supina and McCormick were highly motivated to re-establish a group they could develop a strong foundation with that collectively push through the difficult phases any artist have to contend with.
Their album appropriately titled “The Alleged Album” was named as the project took so long in the making that everyone kept asking about the progress. Although sharing which song I favor the most is close to impossible, I take favor to two in particular, “Shape of Your Heart” and “Your Eyes.” I don’t deny I am “mesmerized” (there’s an intended use of this word) by lyrics. When a song can reach into my soul and make me feel the story the writer is conveying, I make a connection and it touches my heart. “Your Eyes” had me from the first lines. Sorry, but I’ll save the details on this. If you want to know, you’ll have to listen to the song. wink! But, it’s a beautiful love ballad poetically written by Supina. To correct the guys on this, it is NOT because I am a chick and “chicks dig those love ballads.” It’s all about the lyrics gentlemen! “I swear it wasn’t a lie, you’re on my heart for life!” When the connection is something I personally have experienced, then the song is added to my top faves.
Although the men are on a journey of continued growth and success, tragedies and trouble have not eluded them. I will not go into great detail on the specifics of the circumstances as you can go to their link and read their bio. They openly share their trials and tribulations ranging from broken homes to near death vehicle crashes, addictions to divorces. After the extensive behind the scenes interview, I can see that they have this resolution from these experiences resulting in true compassion, acceptance, and patience for others. One thing I can say for this group is that they have an innate sense of humor. I think it helps get them through their stressful moments any band family can have. I don’t think I lasted five minutes without laughing at something they said or did. A question I had to target to Trigger, as he is affectionately known as, “what kind of product do you use in your hair?” His reply, “any and all kinds.”
So what’s ahead for One From Many and where can you find them? For starters you can visit their website at ofmmusic.com for the latest on their upcoming shows. They are currently working on a second album. To add to the experience and truly embrace the name “One From many”, they are planning on involving fans in the process. A kickoff show is set for Aug 16th where fans can preview tracks and help decide on which songs they want to be a part of the album.
Joshua “Trigger” Elie-guitar/vocals
Joe von Hagen – bass
Joshua McCormick- guitar/vocals
Bobfather Gracenote Lynn – drums