Summer Candy is a personal favorite from The Dot this month of May. Talk about a song for the summer...I mean it's only within the name. But yeah, the guys got it right. And not only with this one song but pretty much everything else they've created and we LOVE it.
From West Virginia, Ona gets its name from a small town right outside of Huntington. Go mountaineers. No but really, the band decided on the name when one member wore an Ona Little League ball cap to rehearsal one day. All the members of Ona have been raised together, lifelong friends with strong musical backgrounds. Having been friends for so long, Ona formed naturally, from grade school to tapping into social circles of their close friends.
When it comes to actually producing their music, forming melodies, songwriting lyrics, etc., the band comes together and respects all opinions and ideas. Each song intertwines ideas from each band member.
âSo sometimes it's hard for me to identify with the quintessential West Virginia image. I spent a lot of time, as a youth, kayaking and exploring West Virginia's rivers, so I agree with everyone that it's a beautiful state. But we don't really exemplify it as a band, as far as what we 'should' sound like to outsiders, which I think confuses some people. We're not stereotypical West Virginians and I think it's important to shine a light on another aspect of the state as well."
As you can see, Ona is built on friendship and the small town just outside of Huntington, West Virginia. Sure, it will always be home to them, But they do not let stereotypes change who they are deep down. The band truly is a brotherhood, whether they were all in a fraternity together or not.