One of our favorite bands released their sophomore EP and we couldn’t be happier. For fans of upbeat, catchy, and positive music; look no further than Once Upon A Time. The Phoenix, AZ band is comprised of Andrew Long (Vocals), Jamie Dicarlo (Guitar), and Connor Schnepf (Piano). Our staff was so excited to be one of the first to give this record a listen!
After announcing the date of their Sophomore release through a music video for their lead single, Forever In Motion, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to hear the rest of the album. The single has a vibe you can’t help but dance and smile while listening to it. The guitar caught me off guard by being a riff I can air guitar along to.
I was skeptical after seeing Long tweet that he rapped on their track Older, but I was pleasantly surprised at how successful this rap was. Beyond that, I love the guitar and background na na’s throughout the song. Original is my favorite track off the album with their positive message and lyrics. The beat in the song is Pop meets Electronic, think One Direction but adding more flavor to the tune. This is definitely going to be a fan favorite, not only for its musical content, but its powerful lyrical message.
Their title track, Wrong Feels Right, lead to me dancing to at my desk, which rarely happens. I can definitely see this being a radio single and becoming a hit. The chorus reminds me of a more Pop version of All Time Low. Looking back at their freshman album you can see the progress they’re making as a band and solidifying their sound as a whole. I would give this trio a chance to win your hearts over; they have certainly won ours here at Stage Right Secrets.