About the Single
One by One is a reggae-style song about coming together to heal and re-imagine our world.
International yoga music star Wah! releases One by One, the 3rd single from her album ELEVATED. Her upbeat tracks have inspired yogis for over 20 years and she is credited with being one of the founders of the yoga niche music market.
One by One - love it! I'm dancing around the house. Thank you Wah!
The Story Behind One by One
I needed one more song to complete the album ELEVATED. I was walking outside one evening and overheard some music playing in someone's back yard. It was a dub-style reggae song, setting the perfect mood for a relaxed weekend. For me, it was a message from the Universe: give us a song of hope, give us a pulse like a heartbeat, give us some backbeat and drums!
I started musing about what was inspiring to me and focused on two wonderful people - my son and my life partner James. Every day James gets on Zoom to counsel and heal people, helping them fix their life problems and health concerns. My son is a huge inspiration, making some big personal transformations in 2020, questioning and rethinking his lifestyle and beliefs. Such courage! Such inspiration! I started writing phrases and words about them.
How could anyone move forward in 2020, especially when feeling so much pain? The circumstances of 2020 were difficult - bickering, mistrust, corruption and lack of integrity flooded our media. I knew Bob Marley had lived through it all in Jamaica; I knew his life story and his music so well. He said true understanding is when you "stand under" someone. So I started with that idea, and kept writing.
I needed an opening line for the song, so when I noticed the Ellen Johnson quote on someone's refrigerator, I knew that was the sign I was looking for! If your dreams don't scare you, you're not dreaming big enough... Yes ma'am.
The mix on this song was masterminded by Seva at Sequoyah Studios in Knoxville, TN. he is a long time friend and musical colleague, and I am indebted to his ears and expertise in getting the bass, drums, keys and vocals just right. And a big thanks to Edward Edwards at The Orchard for helping to get this single out to all the digital streaming platforms.
Thank you for buying, liking, sharing and streaming my music!