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7" vinyl record containing song 'Pippins' and 'Forever Now' (digital downloads included)
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Photographer: Dexter Brown
Photographer: Dexter Brown

Music has always been a corner stone of my life; using personal experience as the starting point—I place emphasis on the sentimental, and weave narrative through sound akin to Ben Howard, John Mayer and the Paper Kites. 

Growing up in Sydney, Australia, I made the move to Los Angeles in 2017, to continue expanding my horizons, as well as collaborating with other talented musicians. Since then, I've released my debut EP “Le Debut”, including hit single ‘Lonely River’, as well as a digital single ‘Kiss You Goodbye’.

The experience of moving from country to country, while being away from my family and loved ones, helped to encapsulate the sentimental backbone of my music, as well as the nomadic lifestyle shared by many today. 

Alongside my official song releases, I strive to create another outlet distributing the more raw and vulnerable side of my musical work, that captures the power of live recording, without major stages of processing and editing. I want the primary experience of this collection to be on vinyl; by presenting a physical artifact, I want to encourage listeners to momentarily detach themselves from the digital world. 

The record, Premieres Maquettes, roughly translated to 'First Edit', will contain the first iteration of 2 full-length songs: Pippins and Forever Now.

Produced with my great friend and producer, Houston Fry, both songs were recorded in his studio in Santa Monica. With reverb intact, as well as the main vocal track recorded in 1 take, this is when songs are raw and at their most authentic state. 

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 … Distant candle bright / Loving from afar / Love you from afar… 

The song Pippins came to me during a lonesome state of mind, while listening to my girlfriend's recorded messages, who is on opposite side of the globe.

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… Timing and life / May not want us together now / Just a matter of time / Till it’s forever now… 

While Forever Now originated from a similar mindset, the tone is much brighter as it concludes that no matter how far we may be it is only a matter of time till we meet again. 

Full lyrics, along with additional anecdotes and background stories on the songs, will be a part of the packaging experience, designed by graphic designer Justin Chen. With a focused color palette, and a nod to retro typography, the presentation will compliment the sentimental mood of the music.

The vinyl pressing and package production will be completed by Standard Vinyl

BY PLEDGING $19 OR MORE:

  • 1 X numbered Premieres Maquettes 7" vinyl (includes lyrics and liner notes)
  • 1 X autograph and personal written message from Flo Chase (on vinyl jacket)
  • 1 X digital download code for both Pippins and Forever Now (MP3 format)

BY PLEDGING $9 OR MORE:

  • 1 X digital download access for both Pippins and Forever Now (MP3 format)

Remember, this campaign is the only opportunity to own this version of the songs—they will not be uploaded to streaming services, or available for digital purchase in the future. 

Photographer: Dexter Carrington
Photographer: Dexter Carrington

The songwriting process always gives me immense joy and personal satisfaction; if this is the first time you learned about me, I am very pleased to welcome you as a part of my musical journey—You can keep up-to-date with my latest projects via the following: Instagram / YouTube / Official Site

Risks and challenges

General production supervision: the audio mix for both songs is already complete. If the campaign is successful, the months until estimated delivery date will be spent reviewing test vinyls and packaging mockups with the manufacturer, making sure the quality is up to standards.

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    MP3 version of the song 'Pippins' and 'Forever Now'

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    'Premieres Maquettes' 7" Vinyl

    You get the 'Premieres Maquettes' 7" Vinyl PLUS high quality MP3.

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    • Autograph & personal message from Flo Chase
    • Digital song downloads
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