One Step Closer Live & Unplugged
- Artist: 9 Red Sun
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/26/2005
ACOUSTIC ALBUM: Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to their acoustic shows, 9 Red Sun released an acoustic album, which showcases their beautiful harmonies, thought-provoking lyrics, and strong musicianship. It was recorded live, with vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, and a conga drum. A couple of songs include keyboards, and one song, 'One Step Closer,' adds a string quartet to the mix. The album includes acoustic versions of three songs from their debut album, 'Basking in the Shade,' plus three new songs. San Francisco-based 9 Red Sun is known for their soaring melodies, catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and energetic live show. Their music is a blend of pop, rock, new wave, and lilting harmonies. Think Blondie with an edge, and the harmonies of the Indigo Girls. Lead singer, Natalia Bortolotti, is a combination of Chrissie Hynde's attitude, Debbie Harry's style, Sarah McLachlan's emotive range, and Alanis Morrissette's intensity. Songwriting is a major focus of 9 Red Sun, earning them awards from VH1 Song of the Year, John Lennon Song Contest and Billboard Song Contest, among many others. Their songs have also been featured in film and television, including One Tree Hill, Smallville, and The OC. Quickly creating a buzz, 9 Red Sun continues to impress both critics and fans, garnering major awards and accomplishments along the way.