BLINK is what happens when you put two songwriters in a studio for a thousand hours.
Who is CHANO?
"CHANO began as just me [Chelsea]. Back in November of last year, I was asked to play at a Christmas show. I needed someone who was awesome on keys and Brian was at the top of my list. While we were practicing, he played me an idea he had for a Christmas song and I loved it. I added lyrics and a melody line and in about a half hour, we finished writing our first song together. Our music just took off from there."
Here's a bit more of the backstory:
How did BLINK happen?
"One day, this guy, Bradley Irvan approached me, told me he heard my music and wanted to record my songs for free. I was blown away by the opportunity. There was no way I could have been able to afford recording a whole album, so this was a blessing. I had Brian come on-board and we started recording last January."
More about the story:
What is the "sound" of BLINK?
"Each song takes on a new character. The album is meant to capture every aspect of life; fear and love, anger, hurt, beauty and vulnerability. They're all the things that make us human and bring us together. So, the album's genre is all over the place. We've got some blues, electronic, pop, jazz, rock- you name it. We want our album to be more than just music... we want it to be an experience."
Music video from last collaborative album, "Chronicles from Studio A":
What will my money go towards?
"Well, we finished the recording process (finally), but we've still got a few more steps to go. First is album art. We're sending disposable cameras to our friends all over the world to take pictures with letters that spell out BLINK. We liked the idea of not knowing exactly what we're going to get. It's similar to the way we wrote the album.
ALBUM ART = $150*
"Second, is mixing. The mixing process is where the volume levels of each instrument are changed, the sound of each instrument is brought out, and the recordings start to make musical sense.
MIXING = $800*
"Third, is mastering. This is where the songs are made to sound cohesive and polished.
MASTERING = $500*
"Lastly, there's the actual making of CDs- album art, CD, and CD case."
REPLICATION = $550*
*These are bare minimums... the more money that's donated, the more CDs we can make!
Kickstarter's policy is an ALL-OR-NOTHING deal. If we don't make our goal in time, we won't get any of the money. Your donation makes a HUGE difference!
This album will not happen without you! So thank you! Whether you donated to our goal or spread the word, you are the reason we are THIS much closer to our dream! THANK YOU!
Want to hear more from CHANO?
Check out our last collaborative album, "Chronicles from Studio A":
*Shout-out to all the musicians who helped make the album happen- Curtis Kuipers (bass) and Adam Stoaks (guitar).
If we don't reach our goal (Hopefully not), your credit card won't be charged. If we do, your card will be charged on November 30th (the deadline).
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