Some may not think three is a crowd, but that was the underlying predicament that led JT + Agnostics to pen “One and One.” Just when they’d thought they’d found the one, that one went and tried to add just one too many into the mix. From this unfortunate tale comes a song that takes the pain of a relationship gone wrong and twists it into a song that blends everything from Americana storytelling with the heartbreak of the blues, and delivers it in a package that bears repeating.
What I like about “One and One” first and foremost is the storyteller aesthetic. JT + Agnostics do not try to make this a poetic moment. It’s clear cut and you understand the situation at hand right off the bat. It’s as if an old friend is sitting with you at the bar with a pint in one hand and a heck of a story in the other. Except they’re singing it. On that note, the lyrics are matched with a wonderful composition that, I think, lightens the mood because this could be a rather awkward moment for someone to go through, but the musical components help to keep things on the bright side.
John Thomson and Maciek Hrybowicz make up this New Zealand-based band. Each of them brings an extensive amount of talent and history to the table, with Thomson’s gigs dating back to the 1970s. “One and One” is their debut single, but have promised more music is on the way. To keep tabs on JT + Agnostics make sure to check them out on all major music and streaming sites today.
Written by Kendra Beltran