A Sunday update and Ella Mae Bowen's flipside song
We hope you are still in the midst of a relaxing, happy weekend as this reaches you. We've been having a great weekend, too! The weather is sunny, and so is the future of The 78 Project movie because of your generosity!
We wanted to take another opportunity as the weekend winds down to get you some cool new music, to show our thanks.
At 16, Ella Mae Bowen is the youngest musician we've worked with so far and we were blown away by her poise and power. During our road trip last month she invited us to a cool old Nashville house where she finds the inspiration to write her songs, and we recorded her right at the foot of the entryway staircase, in a halo of sunlight.
Her rockin' flipside "Heart Locked Out" is below for you to hear!
Before we sign off, we wanted to mention, did you know that you can forward our updates to your friends? If you know someone who'd like to hear any of the tracks or see any of the videos we've sent you, they can, just by you shooting them over a note. And maybe they will share our excitement and join us all on our journey to make the film!
Thank you always,
Alex & Lavinia
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