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Interview: One Vo1ce

Dec 5, 2003
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Just one listen to any of the songs on their debut album, "Just the Beginning" and you'll understand why this group is called ONE VO1CE. These are voices that were meant to be together, four distinct, equally strong, vocal talents that merge to create a sweet and soulful sound. Although influenced by vocal groups such as Destiny's Child and Boyz II Men, make no mistake, ONE VO1CE brings its own style of pop and R&B to the table. It's a sound that's already earned the group a Top 100 hit on the Billboard charts with their first single, "When You Think About Me."

The ladies of ONE VO1CE are hitting the ground running with their new album, "LUVIN' YOU." This album integrates the same dynamic elements that made their first album a colossal success.

The girls have pulled out all the stops to deliver the quintessential balance of Pop and R&B. ONE VO1CE is posed to make another huge splash in the music world with their innovative sound and will continue to capture the love of their fans with their upcoming album "LUVIN' YOU."

Meet Monica, Melissa, Marie, and Mae--four young women ready to conquer the music world with their heavenly harmony and vivacious style. --OneVo1ce.com

Where did you grow up?
We grew up together in the Northern California town of Vallejo.

What have you girls been up to lately?
We've been working really hard putting our new album together, "LUVIN YOU." We released an EP Sept. 23, 2003 to promote our album "LUVIN YOU," which is coming out January 2004. The EP has six songs plus a bonus track from our label-mates INNERLUDE.

Do you usually write the lyrics and/or the music for all your songs?
We all have our input, so you will see a piece of us in our songs. When you buy the album, you''ll find that Monica has done a lot of writing. She makes up the melody when she hears the beats she gets from the producers and writes the lyrics. Marie has a big part in the harmonizing--she's very gifted!

How would you describe your new songs?
This album integrates the same dynamic elements as our first album but with a more mature, lyrical-based sound showing the growth and development of our group. This is most evident in our featured track "Anyplace, Anytime," a perfect combination of temptation and desire! A sultry song with more than a hint of sexual energy!!

Are you working with the same producers as your first album?
Yes, James (Jae-e) Earley has been producing from us from the beginning. We are also working with Ricky R&B Brown and Brian Morgan! These producers have worked with superstar artists S.W.V., Case, Faith Evans, MC Hammer, En Vogue, Back Street Boys, Crazy Town, Britney Spears and N*sync.

Do you enjoy what you're doing?
We all love it! It's a lot of hard work and sacrifice but it's all worth it!

What do you do during your down time?

[Melissa] What down time? Well, I do makeup and hair! Color is my specialty!

[Monica] Currently, I'm at SJSU in the nursing program, so I'm constantly studying getting ready for the boards.

[Mae] Well! When I'm not coaching volleyball for ST. PAT's, I'm at the mall shopping!

[Marie] Hahahahhaha, just call me a party animal! But when not partying, I just like to stay home and read a good book!

L: Styles of Beyond's Takbir and Ryu pause for the camera at their "Megadef" album release pre-party at Bar Deluxe in Hollywood. It dropped in September following their release of their first single "Mr. Brown." R: Our boy Jeremy "Millhouse" Po always gets good shots. Big ups to Christian (555 Soul), Elaine (YM), John (Custo Barcelona), Jeremy (LRG), Ayu (Drunken Monkey), Kristie (Shout PR), Kira (Dickie Girl), John (Vice Magazine), Andrew (Tank Theory), Neil (Superstar Party Gladiator).

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