“Safety Nets” is the first single from the ongoing Cult of Orpheus original project Time-wise Animals.
The song displays Americana and folk influence but quickly goes on a through-composed adventure with guitar and cello lines intertwining around the vocals.
The text, an original sonnet, is a symbolic exploration of failed social safety nets, represented by different fabrics: cotton for traditional southern culture, nylon for consumer culture, and barbed wire for any social structures (from broken families to large-scale social arrangements) that harm to the most vulnerable.
The recording features Christopher Corbell on classical guitar and vocals and Sonja Myklebust on cello. It was recorded live in the studio in Portland, Oregon over the summer of 2016.
Original sheet music (in full score for voice, cello, and guitar) is available.
Corbell and Myklebust will perform a special single-release show at The Waypost, 3120 N. Williams Ave., Portland, on Wednesday Dec. 28 at 8 pm.