“Not The One” is a short snappy sharp riff driven tune which shows Forge Hounds can also write the perfect pop rock single. Think Cheap Trick meets ZZ Top with a hint of Ramones and you’re getting close. If “Damned If You Don’t” was their thought-provoking debut musical statement “Not The One” sees the band move things in a more radio friendly direction.
“Not The One” is a slight disagreement set to song. Two guys claim neither of them upset a particular woman dear to both of them. She might have been their lover, mother, sister – whoever. Now she’s gone and the boys are left to make their case for which of them caused her the most upset – without either of them accepting responsibility for whatever it is they did or didn’t do.
It was recorded and engineered by Brendan Carthy at Orchard Studios, Enniscorthy and mixed and mastered by Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, Antrim. The supporting video was shot at Electric Avenue in Waterford by Colin Shanahan of Digicol Photography and Media Productions.