All You Need is One..

I always loved the show One Tree Hill, my favourite characters to begin with were always Lucas, Brooke and Peyton. They had such profound musings and felt the extremes of life so early on I used to love to be deeply involved in their often melodramatic issues.

One thing to note especially about the earlier series of OTH was the beautiful writing- it was replaced by cheesy, self indulgent monologues in the later series but earlier on I thought they were very raw yet beautiful insights into feelings I hadn't had yet.

There's a speech in one episode that I've always remembered and loved. In a time like this where I am looking for hope anywhere I can find it.

" At this moment, there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared.
Some are coming home.
Some tell lies to make it through the day.
Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, that war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil.
6 billion people in the world. 6 billion souls. And sometimes, all you need is one...."

Through all the confusion, all the uncertainty... All you need is one.

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Secondhand Serenade

Over the last couple of months I have been hearing some amazingly beautiful songs whilst in shops and I have 'Shazzam-ed' them all, and funnily enough they are all by the same band - California acoustic outfit Secondhand Serenade.


So I finally thought it was time to take a listen and see if they were as good as the samples I heard. I purchased both albums that I found on iTunes - 'Awake' and 'A Twist in my Story'. They also recorded an acoustic version of ATIMS called 'A Naked Twist in My Story' which will definitely be my next download.


I literally have not taken the album off repeat, and I know I have found something great when I don't skip a single track. Front man John Vesely's smooth but beautifully painful vocal really resonates with every part of me - if youre a fan of Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin and Dashboard Confessional as I am I think you will love it. The instrumentation is never over done always perfect to let the words speak for themselves.


It's so hard to pick standout tracks because as I say they're all stellar but lead single from ATIMS 'Fall for You' is undeniably strong especially with how I am feeling at the moment. My other favourite tracks include 'Stay Close Don't Go' and 'Awake'.


I hope they plan to tour in the UK soon because I would love to see this music performed in a really intimate venue. I think it's the time of thing that would keep the crowd silent in awe. If you love music that really pulls at your heart strings I beg you to check them out:

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