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By Clayton Burrill
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About this project

WOW!!! THANK YOU!!!

We started our Kickstarter campaign on April 18th, launched it publicly the next day, and REACHED OUR GOAL ON APRIL 20TH! We are absolutely blown away by the generosity we've received.

When we decided to try crowdfunding we weren’t sure where to set our goal. $3000 felt ambitious. To have reached it in less than 48 hours is completely unbelievable.

We are so grateful for your support. If you were planning to pledge and haven’t yet, PLEASE STILL DO! Between mixing, mastering, manufacturing, publicity, radio promotion, design, and touring, there are lots of places we can direct any additional funds we raise.

Again, THANK YOU! We are the luckiest band in the land.

HILLSBURN

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Embarking On a New Recording Project!

We’ve been eager to record again since before our last album, In The Battle Years, was released. We decided to approach things differently this time around. We wanted to have more control over the process. And we wanted to be able to take our time. The key to both has been having Paul act as engineer. If you’ve heard “Low Light," the single we released in January, you’ll understand why we’re excited about the work he’s done! We feel incredibly lucky to have him directing this effort.

Our Goal

We're nearing the end of the recording process. We've calculated that we're going to need about $3000 to finish tracking and pay for mastering. So that’s where we’ve set our goal! Any surplus funds we raise will go towards the many other costs associated with releasing an album.

THANK YOU!

We’re hugely grateful for the support we’ve received over our two-and-a-half years together. Your help with our campaign is immensely appreciated! 

- Rosanna, Clare, Paul, Jackson, & Clayton

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Our Story

In the winter of 2014, Paul had recurring pains in his chest and spent some time in hospital undergoing a series of tests. It turned out that he was ok, but the experience shook him. It was a reminder that his time on earth was finite and it spurred him to ask what he really wanted to spend that time doing. The answer was writing songs. So, over the next month, that was all he did, churning out upwards of forty during that period.

Clayton had had a similar experience not long before, only for him, it was the break up of a long-term relationship that led him to ask what he wanted to do with his life. The answer was play music. So he left the work he’d been doing, moved home to Nova Scotia, and started trying to figure out what a career in music would look like.

Clayton visited Paul shortly after and heard some of the songs he’d been working on. They blew him away. He convinced Rosanna and Jackson, who had both just finished music degrees and were wondering what was next, to come to Paul’s place to hear them. After a couple informal sessions, we decided to start Hillsburn. Paul sold his house and moved to Halifax to work on the project full time. 

Fast-forward to December 2015. We'd been wanting to experiment with adding drums and asked Clare if she would come to a few rehearsals. She was a perfect fit, and after playing with her a couple times, we asked her to join the band. Luckily, Clare was in the same position the rest of us had been in when we started Hillsburn: in between things and wondering what was next.

It's been so rewarding to watch this band grow and take on its own momentum since then. We all feel like we're doing exactly what we ought to be doing and are excited to see where a new album will lead us. 

Risks and challenges

There are plenty of challenges associated with completing this project. Fortunately, most of our part of the work is done. With your support, we'll be able to hire the right people to help us with the last stages of putting this album together.

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