Indie rock artist One No One is seeing “Angels,” and he’s painted a sonic portrait sent straight from above for each of us to spin and soar on repeat!
“Angels” serves as the lead single from One No One’s recently released EP, Now One Knows (2022), and the quaint, catchy track sets the stage for the Calgary-based rocker’s inquisitive and insatiable thirst for going deep inside the human emotion — and singing the truth about it.
“I have always wanted to make music, and make something meaningful — but I never knew other people that were into it,” Taillefer shares of both his music and the album’s origins. “The world can feel boring, repetitive — but overwhelmingly beautiful and an intense mystery at the same time — and I can get to that second place by listening to my favourite music and reading books that I love. Really special art like that feels magic to me — like it appears fully formed, found floating on the breeze, pulled from the ground. So I decided that I was going to figure it out, figure out how to create something honest and true and beautiful.
“I could see these songs in my head, and I had been playing guitar for a number of years — quietly practicing in my room, finally found my voice, found how to play a feeling,” Taillefer continues. “All of a sudden, I felt I could do it; I could make these songs by following that light.
“I learned to sing and play bass, and figured out recording and production, piecing together the songs, because they were there — they felt alive.”
The result is pure magic. From those earliest ambitions to the ample-bodied “Angels,” One No One succeeds in charismatically penning a climatic charmer — rounding up the feelings of acceptance and hope in an honest and authentic record. An alternative indie jam set to a summertime vibe, complete with electric guitars and 60’s “do do do’s,” One No One is as comfortable in 2022’s modern rock, as he is with a charming nod to Seals & Crofts, MGMT, Peter Bjorn and John.
“It’s funny…” he says. “Things arrive suddenly but really it takes years for that to happen, slow gradual work that comes together all at once. I’m very happy to share these songs and hope that they can give people that special feeling.”
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