Help co-produce Lou Salome's first ever music video and the English version of her latest album.
My name is Lou Salome. I am a music writer, melody-maker, and singer from Paris and have just released my second album in France called 'My Art Belongs to Dad'.
My first album, 'Tic Tac Mania', was released under the name Initiales C.C. (in tribute to one of my biggest inspirations, Serge Gainsbourg). But when tragedy struck and my father passed away, it felt like an earthquake of emotion had to be released, and hence a revelation and inspiration for my second album, breathing to life a new identity in who I am now: 'Lou Salome',
I tell stories in my music; my stories, your stories, from here and everywhere. Every word is written from the heart. My inspirations range across the spectrum of musical genres, namely from Gainsbourg, The Mitsouko, Bashung, Sting, Police, and soul music sung by all the great jazz singers. I walk between pop, French chanson, jazz, rock and folk. My music endeavors to depict the emotional journey of life, with all its ups and downs, crescendos and forces of nature.
I do not want to be a classifiable artist locked in a genre of music, so I followed the path of self-production and in 2012 decided to set up a production company with two friends to oversee my artistic approach. I have performed in many famous jazz clubs in Paris, including Le Baiser Sale and Sunset/Sunside. With the help of my childhood friend and renowned jazz composer Carine Bonnefoy, as well as other talented artists and musicians, we hope to broaden our horizons beyond France and perform on stages all over the world.
How can we do this? We want to start with producing my album in English, to be distributed across relevant markets all over the world.
Then, a music video, set in Paris, the City of Light! With such a beautiful backdrop to showcase one of my songs, it will be difficult to go wrong, but requires financing to go right. YOU can be co-producer of this video. With your help we can create a musical platform for me to perform and reach people worldwide, crossing cultural and language barriers, uniting people through song and music. I want to hear American people singing my songs in French, and French people singing my songs in English, crossing borders to embrace each other in universality.
Where will your money go?
Almost half the budget is required to re-produce the CD in English. This includes translation of the album booklet, duplication of CD's and distribution costs. The rest will be distributed to create the video, so includes pre-production costs (recording studio, musicians, location fees, crew, lighting design, set design, etc.), equipment rental, production photography and filming, post-production and editing of the video, and finally travel costs.
An ambitious project, but as Oscar Wilde says: "Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
When my father died in 2009 from cancer due to asbestos exposure, my world was crushed. But at the same time I wanted to celebrate his life. This emotional journey led to My Art Belongs to Dad, an album of hope, a mixture of fragility and the forces of life. This album is closer to my heart than you can imagine. Help me share it with the world.
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Don't worry about it! As soon as the project is over I will send you a form to fill out, and you will be able to give me all of your info!
The single Cd's and downloads and a few other categories went out on September 28th to those who responded to the Kickstarter survey with their address. A few of the other items are taking a bit longer .
So, get surveying!
So many of you have asked this question, and we certainly thank you for your generous impulse. However, $10,000 is the maximum support Kickstarter allows.
no worries, you can add the two donations together, i'll find you on the list of backers based on what category you're in, and make a note to myself that you're supposed to receive 2 packages.
make sure you message me about what 2 categories you're combining!
the best way you can help me is just letting others know about this project by sharing via facebooking, tweeting, emailing or just word of mouth! it'll all help!
YES! you can change your pledge up or down and / or change your reward by selecting 'manage my pledge' on my project page.
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