One Desire formed as “OD” in 2012, when drummer Ossi Sivula started gathering musicians and friends for his new project. Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 Ossi met producer, guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm Und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull etc.). After recording three songs together, they managed to attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of A&R at Frontiers Music Srl.
At this point the band desperately needed a great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy suggested his long time friend André Linman from the band Sturm und Drang. They were friends since way back and SuD had decided to go on hiatus the year before. André got together for a couple of sessions with the guys and after writing a couple new songs together, the style and sound that was about to become One Desire was born. Ossi and André asked Jimmy to join the band in 2016 and not long after, the very talented Jonas Kuhlberg (Dark Element, Paul Di´Anno, Cain´s Offering, MyGrain) was brought on to become the last link in the chain.
After Jimmy brought in the song “Hurt”, the band felt that they had taken it to the next level. André wrote the beautiful ballad, “This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins” and at that time, One Desire started to find the right direction for Ossi’s rocker, “Do You Believe”. Finally, in mid-2016, the band felt they finally were musically locked in and had the material to make an album that they could honestly stand behind and love beyond a doubt. The debut album “One Desire” was released on 24 October 2017 and received great praise around the globe.
In the works for two years, One Desire’s second album, “Midnight Empire”, repays the long wait fans have had to suffer since the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album. It’s a more mature, at times adventurous album, but still with an unbelievable melodious and epic sound. Released on 13 February 2020, the album has already been streamed over 2 million times and has taken One Desire to tour Europe with The Night Flight Orchestra. Especially the massive singles “Shadowman” and “After You’ve Gone” show perfectly the level only top songwriters, experienced musicians and creative masterminds can reach when they work together in a band. In the world of One Desire, interesting things are yet to come.