"Our music directly reflects issues that we've dealt with in our own personal lives," says Kari. "If we can have a positive impact on others through our own struggles, then we have succeeded in what we've set out to do."
The passion and pain is evident in the song "Echoes", a battle cry against those that take advantage of and abuse others in the name of religion and status, and the emotionally charged "Don't Fade Away" that tackles the topic of abuse, faith and inner strength.
Down to One formed in early 2004 with four musicians that just happened to catch lightning in a bottle with a contrasting sound of hauntingly melodic and beautiful vocals over heavy guitar crunch and stomping beats. "From the beginning, we wanted to do something different from what people are used to hearing", says drummer Scott Schneider. "Each one of us brings something different to the table, and oddly enough, we don't compromise musically with each other very much. Our individual styles shine through to create something really special".
Currently supporting their self-titled release, Down to One is taking their music to the streets with shows at festivals and clubs throughout the East Coast and beyond in 2005-2006.
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2. Found In You
3. Don't Fade Away
4. Pick Me Up
5. Stand Back
6. Where Were You
7. When I Have Believed