Behind the name "Single Threads"
I was at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville when the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville opened. On my first visit there I saw this beautiful work called "After the Last Supper" by Devorah Sperber. I was creating a five track EP with my now wife at the time, looking for a band name, and was struck by the beauty of this piece. The work is created using 20,000 spools of threads, of different colors, set at different heights and at different depths. I was amazed at the way the spools acted as pixels to create a composite image, and it made me think of how people in any organization, and specifically the church, are a lot like these spools. Each person, when in their correct place, creates an image that is impossible on their own. We are all single threads, put together to create something bigger than ourselves.
My wife and I have not created songs together like we did four years ago, but I keep the name for music that I create as a collective with other people. When I compose for film or video games, I use my name, but when I want the music to represent something bigger than myself I use Single Threads. I currently have an EP in development called "What Is Above", which focuses on four attributes I see of heaven. I meant to release these back in August, but starting a new job kept me from finishing them. I will have the songs mixed and mastered soon, and the EP should be released by the summer.
In the meantime, I have begun writing new music. I am currently in production on a song called "Still", which will be recorded, mixed, and most likely mastered in my home studio. I will have more information on that song when it is closer to being released, which should be soon.
You will also be able to hear more music from Saeculum, a game that is produced by Tesseract, the video game studio at the University of Arkansas. I'm really excited to be releasing so much music, and also very excited for you to hear it. If you like the music, or like me, please share the music with friends of yours, as that is the best way for my music to reach new ears. If you haven't listened already, or would like to share the music with your friends again, you can find it at noisetrade.com/jeffpaynemusic. Links to my Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram are at the bottom of this blog post.
Thank you again for reading, for listening, and for supporting me. I greatly appreciate it.