Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Soda Cracker Jesus. One Day I Know was released on July 1st by this talented and creative Tacoma artist.

We previously reviewed Soda Cracker Jesus’ single, Hoping For The Best, and described it “If the Kinks met the Beatles and decided to go out for drinks with several 90s rock bands you may well find yourself listening to something like the rocky power of Soda Cracker Jesus.” So you can understand why we were excited to find him at the top of our reviews pile this morning!

One Day I Know starts with a guitar playing a simple single-note pattern with some superbly well-timed tremolo effects. The song builds with layered vocals and at just the right point, a bass guitar and strings join the mix and build the sonic space.

By the time you reach the chorus, you realise that you’re listening to something really quite special and timeless. The background vocals carry this track into an anthemic singalong song that we could envisage an entire stadium of fans singing along to.

We love the simple but effective instrumental section after the first chorus which leads back into that all-important second verse. Perfectly chosen changes to the percussion section give the second verse extra interest and the rise and fall in this verse is superb – using the drums as an instrument that comes and goes, rather than something that chugs along in the background.

A filtered vocal section is a great touch later in the song and a tremolo solo section with the repeated vocal line, “One Day I Know” brings the song to a stinger ending. We hit replay immediately.

Ideas from our ears

A boost around 50Hz and a cut around 100-120z would balance out the low end a touch, giving some extra depth and thump to the drum track and reducing some muddiness and ‘boom’. A wider boost centred around 10kHz would increase the brightness and presence overall. The vocal track sounds like it is hi-passed around 250Hz which may be a little too high. Reducing this down to around 100Hz and cutting around 8kHz in the vocal track would add some warmth and relieve some excessing sibilance. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.

Final thoughts

If you wish John Lennon had released just one more song, then One Day I Know by Soda Cracker Jesus will positively delight your ears. Highly recommended.