Becky Owen. Safety First.

Delivered as an audio and visual collective, Safety First – a piece of music which supports a collection of unedited, vulnerable, responses from women who expressed their experiences of gender-based violence – is difficult to review only as a piece of music once you’ve felt the full impact of the audio and visual production; but let’s try.  Layered with gentle drums, piano, and glockenspiel, Safety First, the track, finds Casey in powerful voice and intent as she sings over a jazz textured, soaring, piece of art expressionism.  Hooked with its John Densmore style of drumming, Safety first pops heavy with a serious message and strong instrumental background.  A great piece of jazz experimentation which becomes really effective when attached to the accompanying video.