In John Ondrasik's fifth studio album Slice, you can definitely tell that he has a story or two to tell. Â John uses this album to share stories about his life and honor servicemen. To me it is veryÂ reminiscentÂ of Billy Joel, who also loved to tell stories with his songs.
The entire album is great. Â Slice, which is a play on the classic American Pie, wishes for that time before cell phones when things seemed to move a little bit more slowly. Â I can definitely relate to that sentiment! Â This Dance is a classic love song that I really enjoy. Â Who wouldn't want someone to tell them that they put the beautiful in life? Â Note to the Unknown Soldier honors all of our servicemen.
John created one of the first video charity websites, and has done USO tours and offered free downloads to our military. Â It's nice to see such a genuine musician out there!
The singerâ€™s ongoing support of servicemen and women, and his dedication to his own wife and children, even led to him receiving a special fatherhood award from the National Fatherhood Initiativeâ€™s 2009 Military Fatherhood Award Ceremony. Married with a daughter and son, Ondrasik says it was actually his devotion to all three and his desire to stay home that is to blame for the new album taking a little longer than previous albums. That, and of course the fact that he fills his life with myriad projects, from writing a column for Sports Illustrated to co-writing with the likes of Brooks & Dunn, Josh Groban, and scoring music for such films as August Rush and Chicken Little.
- "Note to the Unknown Soldier"
- "This Dance"
- "Above the Timberline"
- "Story of Your Life"
- "Love Can't Change the Weather"
- "Augie Nieto"
- "Nowhere Bar" (iTunes exclusive track)