It is August 4th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
Andrew Long (vocals), Jamie DiCarlo (guitar) and Connor Schnepf (keyboard), better known as Once Upon A Time, are the three [talented] young men earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot for their newest single, Nobody.
To be completely honest I have no idea where to begin with this band, let alone where to find the appropriate words to do them justice.
"Once Upon A Time formed when friends, Andrew Long (vocals) and Jamie Dicarlo (guitar) decided to join together and start a band. Recently, the guys have met up with Connor Schnepf (keyboard) to complete their sound. Prior to releasing any recorded material, the band had gathered an active following that landed them multiple shows on Allstar Weekend's All The Way Tour and The Rocket Summer's Life Will Write The Words Tour. In early 2012, OUAT released their debut EP, Open Your Eyes. The album has since generated a great amount of online buzz, earning the band tens of thousands of followers."
Like a lot of artists and bands I write about, I discovered Once Upon A Time on Twitter just a few weeks ago. So, like I do with any artist or band, I instantly found my way to their official Facebook page and pressed play on their song titled Nobody. And, let's just say I could not believe what I heard.
Besides the fact that I seriously adore their band name, I am completely in love with their music. Their lyrics and songs are so phenomenally written, and, let's be serious, their overall music is so well put together it amazes me that these guys are [only] twenty one and younger.
"Since the release of their debut EP, Open Your Eyes, on February 14th 2013, Once Upon A Time has played shows with the likes of This Century, Artist vs. Poet, Hollywood Ending and more. OUAT was featured as one of Alternative Press's 'Bands You Need To Know' in their May 2013 issue. Recently, the band has received a lot of attention for their cover of Demi Lovato's, Heart Attack. The band will finish recording their sophomore EP with Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, This Century, Lydia) at the end of July, to be released this September."
As if the band did not have enough attention on them prior, their May 28th 2013 release of their newest track, Nobody, definitely helped this band rise up even further.
At just two minutes and fifty two seconds, Nobody, this week's 'Song of the Week', left me speechless after [just] one listen. The overall lyrics to this song are something you need to listen to closely. And, the imagery they are able to produce as you listen is another unbelievable point.
On Once Upon A Time's Facebook page the band states, "The band's newest single, Nobody, is sure to please the band's current fans, as well as show off the band's more mature, pop/rock sound to those new to them." Plus, with lyrics such as, "I see her every day, inside this small cafe, she works, yeah, I write words that I can't say. But it's a waste of time, going unrecognized, I'm getting sick of waiting in this line. Yesterday, when she walked out the door, she dropped a notebook, yeah, onto the floor. I picked it up and started to read, she had a poem called 'Nobody Loves Me'...," in the first verse alone, the song will definitely get you hooked.
So, if you have not stumbled across Once Upon A Time I am sure that that will change shortly. This band is certainly earning their way to the top, fast, and with the songs they have released so far, you will want to keep your eyes and ears glued to Once Upon A Time.
If you have not listened to the track that got me hooked to this band, you will want to make sure you find your way over to their official Youtube Channel shortly. While there, you can check out their unbelievable cover of Demi Lovato's song, Heart Attack, as well as this week's 'Song of the Week', Nobody, found here:
See you next Sunday for the next 'Song of the Week' to be published on the official Basement Entertainment website. Before then, for sure check out their song, Nobody, and head on over to Once Upon A Time's official website for upcoming tour dates.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Connor Schnepf (keyboard), Andrew Long (vocals) & Jamie DiCarlo (guitar)
Picture 2: Once Upon A Time - Nobody Single Cover
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