Here’s the first download link to our debut single! It will soon be on Amazon, Google Music Store, iTunes as well as other digital stores in a week or two. As a special bonus, the lyrics are located below!
Ryan here, coming to you from my little room at home. Just spent the night with Zachy-poo, Robbiedude & A-ron ( :D ) & along with practice we listened to an almost finalized End of an Arrow (the song, not the album). It is quite a song. Really blows my mind that I could help a group like this sound so… Rockin. We’re almost finished recording our first batch of seven songs & now writing the next portion of the album so we can record that as well. We’re still aiming for a summer 2012 release & we’re going to try our hardest to reach that goal. But, if it’s not reached we PROMISE that we’ll have it out before Christmas this year so you all have something to jam to during the Apocalypse ( :D ).
As we’re entering December, One Year Reign would like to extend everyone a happy, warm winter season (though it hasn’t snowed really anywhere near us - what’s up with that?!). We’ve been in the “studio” for a few days now & are pleased to say that the drum tracks are done for over half of our written songs so far as well as the lead guitars for two of them. More videos will be put up but for now here’s a sample of the first day of drum tracking.
Ryan made a video about African Aid for his U.S. Foreign Policy class at Columbia. It’s featuring our song “To the Sky!”
The video mashes-up the viewpoints of Jeffery Sachs (who thinks that more money can fix the African poverty crisis), Paul Collier (who believes money along with trade, security & a continental identity can get Africa on its feet), & William Easterly (who says that inorder to fix the problem people need to go to Africa, experience their plight & fix the problem based on that knowledge) on the African Continent.
Ryan wanted to use the version of the song without Rob’s vocals but Final Cut Pro doesn’t recognize m4a formats.