Press / Reviews
“Soren has done something nearly impossible.. He has been to the bottom and now on the way up he is inspiring others to lift themselves out of despair and forge their own happiness.” Julian G -Music Critic/Producer – ReviewYou.com
“Awesome album! What a story! Real recovery in tracks.” Scott B -Clinical Director at Living Better Institute, New York
“I have listened to a lot of recovery music since The Gazette started 30 months ago – a lot of it seems downright boring to me. Yours doesn’t – very dynamic” -12 Step Gazette
“This is great recovery rock with a great new perspective.” SpeakUpDaily.com
“Thank you so much for the incredible performance! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your gift and your past with us. The kids relate so much to your experience. Thanks again!” Chris B -Life Line
“It’s nice to have this type of rock coming from the industrial outlet. Great Stuff!” PowerofHelp.com
“I want to thank you on behalf of everyone at HOH, we really enjoyed your inspirational music. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share strength, hope and desire to change your life around. God Bless” Lori W – House of Hope
“Matt Soren’s newest album “Return from Broken”..is one in which Soren fuses intense Electronic and Psychedelic Rock techniques to present a very cutting-edge sounding album that was made after Soren’s successful battle with addiction and recovery. 5 Stars.” Sean B. Reviewer from RadioIndy.com
Bio – One Tonic | Matt Soren – Hybrid Alternative Electro-Pop/Rock
The One Tonic is a hybrid blend of alternative and electronic pop/rock by brain child Matt Soren. Blending the sonic flavor of Muse or MGMT with a more optimistic resolution, The One Tonic is about rising above societal deterioration and really living the good life.
Previous to the formation of One Tonic, Matt Soren produced a solo concept album called ‘Return from Broken‘ which delivered a cathartic message about recovery from addiction and escape to freedom following his own experiences. Soren began performing for local rehabs and treatment centers as a way to give back and benefit those striving to conquer similar demons.
Shortly after, his wife was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. This immediately changed his focus to fighting her battle with cancer. With 5 kids and their youngest just 6 months old, life became all the more eventful between cancer treatments, surgeries and subsequent financial challenges that ensued. Although these difficulties took most of his attention, they also bred songs of new depth and meaning which not only apply to recovery from addiction, but also recovery from mental, physical and other challenges. The One Tonic was formed to share those experiences as well as the new highs in life that can follow by living ‘the good life’.
For more details about these special events go here. A portion of all net proceeds from CD, ticket and merchandise sales go directly to support various organizations who assist those in recovery, in all their forms.