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Unprecedented and over prepared, Orion approached the Calypsos Coffee Roasters open mic M.C. and sound guy Glenn on Monday June 7th. With a matter of fact attitude, he enthusiastically explained that he'd like a 45 minute time slot to play his entire set, that he'd like to build a stage complete with stage lighting, two laptops, stage props and also run a Google slides presentation showing lyrics for his entire collection of songs. He even made digital flyers promoting the show, advertising local talent with special guest "Origins of Orion." Orion was lost in the stars, brought back to earth by the reminder that this was simply an open mic, artists are allowed 15 minutes, and he would not be allowed to use his lights. Reluctantly, yet respectfully, Orion agreed to strip down his performance and adapt to the paradigm presented to him.
What resulted was an exhilarating bite sized exhibition of Origins of Orion's best live songs.
Orion quickly pivoted, instead choosing three songs for the Monday night audience at Calypsos. The selection was pulled from his newly released album "Wage Peace Vol. 1: Mortal Gods," produced by MPM Producer. He opened with "Crown of Roses," a vulnerable rap ballad with lyrics about breaking up with an ex-girlfriend over text message on Valentines day, followed by "$.@.d," (or SAD), a bold diss track to the meat and dairy factory farms over trap beats, and closing with with fan favorite "Road to Freedom," which includes lyrics about the growing homeless population living in tent communities around the Seattle area. He was moved to write this song after witnessing the rapidly growing homeless population in Seattle.
Following enthusiastic audience response to his performance, Orion was invited to come back to Calypsos and book a proper show. Orion will be back to Coeur d'Alene in the near future. Join his email list for up to date information about tours and new releases. http://www.originsoforion.com
CDA Insiders may download the entirety of Origins of Orion's new album for free by visiting https://originsoforion.com/cda-insider-music and using the password OOOWP to unlock the download.