Between the classic, and indeed classical voice, and the plaintive and minimal piano lines, Slovenian polymath, Alya Elouissi weaves a ballad about identity, dedication and of self-belief. In these days of mass celebrity and a copycat artistic ethic, she uses these traditional musical materials to remind us of a universal truth. Be The One, sometimes it really is all about you, follow your dreams. They may sound like clichés in these cynical times but maybe it is something that the world needs reminding of.
And for the minimalism of the musical building blocks, The One is a powerful piece, it is polished, understated yet powerful in all the right places, it tugs heartstrings without playing the schmaltzy card, it is the sound of what happens when you take the idea of writing a sophisticated yet commercially viable pop ballad and give it to someone who really knows how music works.