Toby Morse is one of the most optimistic and driven people you’ll ever meet. The lead singer of long-running hardcore band H2O, Morse has the kind of enthusiastic personality that is as infectious as it is inspiring—and you'll see for yourself as he takes Fuse’s cameras on a tour of his life in Los Angeles, from the skatepark to the barbershop, in the inaugural episode of our new digital series Life in 1 Day.
As a teenager, the future vocalist was moved by the Bad Brains’ singing about PMA (Positive Mental Attitude); that message served as the catalyst for One Life One Chance, a non-profit organization the hardcore lifer founded in 2009. OLOC’s mission is to inspire elementary, middle school and high school students to make healthy choices and live a drug-free life. ("I live it every day," Morse tells us in the video.) The frontman does this by speaking to kids throughout the country and telling his story in a way they can relate to.
Morse is as busy when he’s back in Los Angeles as he is on tour. When the singer isn’t on the road with H2O or doing his One Life One Chance appearances, he’s at home spending time with his wife Moon and son Max.
Based in L.A., Morse’s roots are still firmly planted on the East Coast, where he came up in the influential New York hardcore scene of the late ‘80s, early ‘90s. Once a roadie for Sick Of It All, Morse eventually started H2O in the mid-'90s. The melodic hardcore outfit has released six studio albums to date. On Oct. 9, they'll release their seventh, Use Your Voice.