Singer-songwriter Margo Cilker debuts her new single, Barbed Wire (Belly Crawl). With its laid-back drums and engaging guitar playing, this instrumental pulls from Country and Indie Folk. Despite its familiarity, it still has a lot of surprising aspects. Result: an appealing sound that speaks to a wide audience.
Cilker explains: ”Sometimes I read a line in a book that just sticks to me, like this line about barbed wire from writer Kim Stafford: “I guess a man goes over a barbwire fence, a child under, and a woman through.” I couldn’t help but see the metaphor at play of a woman “going through it.” The song poured out of me very quickly, which isn’t always the case. I think the open range out here in eastern Oregon- the same country Stafford describes- gave me that canvas I needed for this one. It’s country that isn’t quite comfortable for me. I’m always aware of my surroundings: an expanse where the mind wanders freely for miles in any direction, but the body is immediately obstructed by a nasty tangle of wire.”
The song has a very solid lyrical focus. I greatly appreciate the tunes that Cilker provides. When it comes to songwriting and musicality, she’s on another level. Check out Barbed Wire (Belly Crawl) below!