A common thread that links us all - the search for the truth. From understanding our origins to discovering who we are as individuals, The Truth provides a breathe of fresh air as we strive to find beauty and purpose in our daily lives.
Oh I didn't see that coming! How many times have we heard that? We blow caution to the wind in our pursuit of happiness, never-minding of the inherent dangers or frightening nature of our endeavors. The rush of succeeding in the face of fear and danger makes life worth living.
LET ME IN
The Social Orphans, The Power of Ten - The 10-song debut from the San Diego duo is a New Wave transmission from the margins of society. Drawing influence from the rigid art funk of the Talking Heads, the musical precision of Rush, the slick pop rock of Rick Ocasek's The Cars and the sarcastic rock of The B-52's, The Social Orphans comment on the world we're living with surreal, weird, dramatic, romantic lyrics over a cosmopolitan mixture of violin, keyboards and clean ringing New Wave guitars that draw you in rather than repulse. The album delivers a hard-hitting, cutting-edge sound that is genuinely unique to The Social Orphans.
The Social Orphansput their signature on this 1971 hit by Badfinger. The song also gained popularity as a soundtrack to the TV series Breaking Bad. Listen as The Social Orphans pay homage to songwriter Peter Ham's uncanny gift for pop melodies and trademark harmonies.
It's hard to comment on the culture, when you're firmly planted in it. The Social Orphans show just how ridiculous social media is on "Chocolate Milkshake," another weird but completely funky, sexy, and musically satisfying funk number, singing about "Texting and tweeting with a love struck mouse."
It truly is hard to make a living. The Social Orphans take on the troubled economic times of the early 2000's, turning the rustbelt depression into a slice of accessible guitar rock/pop.
"Saturday" is a great introduction to the weird and wonderful world of The Social Orphans. It's a quick jet setting trip to Monte Carlo, as slinky guitars meet groovy, spooky organs and a clipped spoken rapped vocal delivery that somehow manages to recall the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, as well as B-52's Fred Schneider, over a musically masterful bedrock of organs and sparkling guitars. It's all played clean, relying on musicianship and good taste instead of studio gimmickry or musical fads.
Every living creature undergoes constant change. Some embrace change and experience the rewards of growth and prosperity, while others grow weary of fighting a losing battle against the inevitable. Which category do you fall into? As the lyrics say - "you are the key, to the one you set free".
The Power of Ten
What do you give a person who has everything? The gift that can't be bought.....the precious gift of time. Time is like a wolf......relentless, always lurking, always stalking, waiting for no man. It is the fool who takes on The Wolf, for The Wolf will take your mind.
Let Me In is a catchy song that is placed in a simple but catchy guitar riff. It tells the tale of a relationship gone bad and the search for new love that brings anxieties we are not always prepared to deal with.
TIME FOR A CHANGE
HARD TO MAKE A LIVING
HAVOK & GAMES
Man and machine. What is one without the other? Man builds machines, and machines build man - "Mechine". Machines are woven into the fabric of our lives. How you feel when you are without your cell phone - like a Social Orphan!