"The One That Got Away" is an adult contemporary/pop ballad sung by
Kiley Dean and written by Soroca & Allocca, Songwriters (Karen Soroca and
Janet Marie). This sad and poignant song that so many of us can relate to,
may break your heart! However, the sheer beauty of the piano, synth, viola,
bass and drums accompanying the top-notch vocals give this haunting song a
VOCALS: KILEY DEAN
Writer/Producer: Janet Marie
Writer/Musical Director: Karen Soroca
Piano/Synth: Alan Steinberger
Viola: Novi Novog
Drums: Kenny Wayne
Engineer/Bass/Percussion: Lawrence Treadwell
The Story Behind the Song
Who doesn’t have their own story of “the one that got away”? We’ve all been
there. That’s why, when Janet Marie experienced a real-life example, she
let the emotions come out in a song that was essentially written in one
day. That happens with songwriters sometimes. It can just all flow
together. The polish was something else, though, and partner Karen Soroca
helped take that first draft and turn it into the song you hear now.
However, for a song that was written in one day in 2010, it wasn’t actually
recorded until 2015!
For the recording, we were happy to work again with trusty and talented
engineer and guitarist Lawrence Treadwell. Our pianist, Alan Steinberger,
has many feature credits and is one of the best we’ve ever worked with.
Alan brought the haunting underpinning of the piece to life. Our singer,
Kiley Dean, was just amazing. Kiley has backed for Madonna and Britney
Spears! Janet originally met Kiley at an open mic night and was introduced
to Kiley by Monte Pittman, who is Madonna’s lead guitarist. Working in LA,
we are so lucky to have some of the best session artists available to us!