MP3 Leak of the Week: One Drop

MP3 Leak of the Week: One Drop

With a new 16 track album set to drop June 26, 2012, The Pier has shifted its spotlight to So-CAs One Drop. This week only, One Drop is giving away a NEW song from their new album Black Book Diaries with the new song “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)”….

  • You can download the latest song “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)” for FREE on our home page on the upper right hand column under the MP3 Leak of the Week column! This Download will only be available until Saturday June 16th

  • One Drop – “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)”

    Background on new song “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)”:

    As is the case with most MP3 Leaks, we love to hear the artists perspective on the song, along with the background on the track to fully understand and grasp the meaning of the song. Here’s what James Alger of One Drop had to say in regards to the song “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)”. Enjoy the background while you listen to the new song…

    “The song is about a relationship coming to an end. Though there were good memories and exciting times in the past, the passion is now gone, and it’s just no longer rewarding to stay together. It’s a difficult yet necessary decision as expressed in the chorus ‘I’m sorry but it’s over, it’s better to end it this way before we drag this any further and only delay the pain’.

    I wrote the song a few years ago when I was going through the experience. There is more to the story, but perhaps that’s for other material (laughs James). I’d play it at home every now and then but for the most part the song remained dormant until now.

    We collectively began arranging parts in early 2012 and without direct intention this underlying 50’s vibe continued to surface, so we just embraced it, particularly with Brian’s guitar tones and Ivan’s melodic bass line. Like most of our songs we went with a traditional One Drop (rim shot) beat and added some rich vocal harmonies around my attempt at a singing with an oldies style cadence. To fill in some space, Alex adding these cool conversational piano parts and some nice string pads underneath it all.

    The song was co-produced by Jeff Forrest (Buck-O-Nine, Blink 182) and recorded at Peaks and Valleys Studio (San Diego, CA) with vocals and overdubs recorded at Doubletime Studio (San Diego, CA) and Four Track Mind Studio (San Diego, CA)”
    James Alger, One Drop

    “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)” LYRICS:
    “I know and you know that it’s time to let go
    I got a pain in my body and it’s burning all the way to the bone
    Something doesn’t feel right it makes me want to run in hide
    I can only apologize I never wanted to make you cry
    I wanted everything that you weren’t giving me
    But now I got to set you free here at the end of the road

    I know this is hard to say goodbye
    I wish there was an easy way to do this girl
    But things have changed we’ve done grown apart
    And I can’t keep pretending anymore
    Yes we’ve had our good times and our love was to the core
    But now that has run dry and our time has took its course

    I’m sorry but it’s over
    It’s better to end it this way
    Before we drag this any further
    And only delay the pain with you

    This ain’t easy for me to just let you go
    After all we’ve been through
    ‘Cause the thought of you with someone else makes me want to hold onto you
    But it’s just jealousy in disguise when we’ve reached the end
    But I know with time we’ll both move on and learned to love again

    I’m sorry but it’s over
    It’s better to end it this way
    Before we drag this any further
    And only delay the pain with you

    And if you see me passing by
    We both got to swallow our pride
    God knows that we gave it a try
    But we can’t force what ain’t right
    And I promise you the same
    I don’t want to cause you more pain
    No need to point or to blame
    ‘Cause it’s too late for any change
    Some things aren’t meant to be everlasting
    And I guess we reached that point when were unhappy
    Just know my love was true when I had you
    And I gave you all of my heart until it was through

    I’m sorry but it’s over
    It’s better to end it this way
    Before we drag this any further
    And only delay the pain with you”

    One Drop Bio/Background:
    One Drop from San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop’s music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love, growing up in a dysfunctional home and social & political taboos.

    “Black Book Diaries” is now available for pre-order on One Drop’s shopping cart via their website by clicking HERE.

    One Drop will be celebrating the release of Black Book Diaries on July 6th at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Bands are currently being added to the Album Release show. It’s 21+ & starts at 9pm.

    One Drop Links:
    One Drop Website
    One Drop Facebook

  • Huge thanks again to One Drop for sharing NEW song “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)” to post up for FREE download. Giving away music for FREE is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
  • Enjoy the FREE track on the Home Page!
    Article By: Mike Patti

    One Drop sharing a few insights about their new album Black Book Diaries.