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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 26 2018
$1,056
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
48
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 26 2018

About

Five years ago, when I was 19, I trusted the wrong people and signed the worst 360 deal of my life. I made the mistake of believing in other people before believing in myself. I worked tirelessly to meet their standards. But I’m woke now! And today, I have to meet my own standards, believe in myself and believe in my music.    

Sweet Noise is my escape. I’ve never been the best at expressing myself, but with music I can let the rivers of my soul flow endlessly. When I was younger I'd constantly sing around the house or play my guitar. My mom would always ask, “what’s all that noise?” It would be me smiling, making music ever so sweetly. I decided to put the two together. 

Introduction To Sweet Noise
Introduction To Sweet Noise

This is important. Music runs the world. It molds the way people think, look at life, behave, react, and more. With music I want to ultimately cleanse and heal people. Sweet Noise will serve as an elixir to all the toxic energy that’s been dispersed throughout the world. 

I want to inspire people to do better, think better, live better and be better. In this world full of madness, I just want something good to be left here. Let’s create a light for people to see so they can eventually spot that light in themselves and create more light for others to do the same.

I am Lorine

I'm a 24 year-old proud Cameroonian singer/songwriter, producer, dreamer, visionary - and most importantly, a Chia. Chia means strength, so you can call me the energy booster. Over the last five years, I've released two albums and four EPs, performed on CBS’ The Late Late Show, written hooks for some of your favorite rappers like T.I., Jeezy, The Cool Kids, Jim Jones, and more. I've performed all over the country, and released one of the best 4/20 records ever with The Game and Wiz Khalifa, called “Two Blunts.”

 My self-titled debut album, LORINE - was released Thanksgiving day of 2012. I was working with a production company who later became my management team. They introduced me to another production company, who they said they'd partner with to take my career to the next level. I agreed and moved forward with the paperwork. Before I knew it, I'd signed my career away for five albums to this new company. 

I released my second album, Naked Truths, with them in 2013. Everything seemed to have been going well. I was featured on a number of major music sites including Billboard, Complex, The Fader, Vibe, Rolling Stone, and Noisey but there was a catch. I realized this company didn’t want me to have creative control over my music. Things eventually slowed down. A year later I was no longer with management and had to deal with all the backlash from the company not paying people on time and trying to change my sound. People weren’t as eager to work with me anymore.

It was the worst time of my life. I wanted to quit, I lost all trust and faith in people, and I just couldn’t find myself wanting to do anything anymore. To top it all off, the company didn't want to release me from the deal, claiming I owed them $60k with no receipts to prove so.

After moping for a while I decided to move out to Atlanta in 2015. There I met my roommate and producer C4. We started working together and that was the year I got my first major placement. I wrote “Sweet Life” for Jeezy, which ended up becoming a single on his album, Church In The Streets. It was one of the best feelings ever and I got to perform with him on the Late Late Show because of it. I took my earnings from that and moved out to Los Angeles.

CBS baby!
CBS baby!

In the process, I ran out of money and had to get another job to support myself financially. Music wasn't enough to help me sustain. I still played around with making new work, trying to figure out the perfect formula to make great music. At times, it became very difficult - with people still giving up on me and my dream. But I persisted. I decided to forget about my deal. I officially became my own label - releasing four EPs with all of my producer friends. I even got the chance to meet and work with some of my faves like The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, and Pharrell.


I want 2018 to be the year I finally take everything I’ve learned and put it into practice. I want Sweet Noise to be a thing! I want this album to create a movement to show people all over the world - of all races, ages, and genders that you can do anything you put your mind to, no matter how big or small the task, through whatever may be in the way. If little ole me, from a village all the way in Banso, Cameroon could make it happen, then anyone can. I want this to be a light to inspire the world to be free. A sound to bring people together. it'll be a tidal wave to wash away the evil.

Vibes with Pusha
Vibes with Pusha

I’ve wanted to start a campaign like this for years, but I wasn’t sure about the success of it. Recently a friend brought up the idea of just going for it and I realized I have nothing to lose. I'm currently working on writing the album. I have tons of unreleased material. Maybe you guys could even help me choose some of the songs! I'm just trying to put together the right sounds and words behind it, to make sure this album is a true success.

What will your contribution support? 

Your contributions will go towards:

  • Recording
  • Videos 
  • Show equipment 
  • Production 
  • Album art 
  • Marketing
  • A great PR person
  • Getting the album mixed and mastered
  • Merch 

I've been doing the best I can, but a side job alone is not covering everything lol. 

Sweet Noise Panda Logo Design
Sweet Noise Panda Logo Design

Why Kickstarter? 

I’m coming to y'all because I don’t want to do this on my own anymore. Handling a salon and a music career while trying to adult is draining my soul. It’s taken a toll on my creative process, making it a little harder to focus on just the music.

Below are photos of potential merch. If you're an artist and would like to get involved with the merch designs - send in submissions! I'd love to see what you guys have in mind. Here's what I have so far. Put a little sweet noise out into the air and listen to what comes back.

Sweet Noise T-Shirt (black & white)
Sweet Noise T-Shirt (black & white)
Sweet Noise T-Shirt (multi-color)
Sweet Noise T-Shirt (multi-color)
Sweet Noise Crew Neck (black & white)
Sweet Noise Crew Neck (black & white)
Sweet Noise Crew Neck (gold)
Sweet Noise Crew Neck (gold)

Risks and challenges

As you guys know there are always challenges that arise when starting a project like this. Not getting the merch out in time would be the main one, so please bare with me on this. As the campaign follows, I'll be working on finishing up the album, getting all stickers, shirts, sweaters, and posters made along with packaging the album for the hard copies.

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    Album Pre-Order

    Pre-order the Sweet Noise album!

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    Signed Poster and Sweet Noise stickers

    Get an autographed poster from me along with the cutest stickers.

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    T-Shirts

    Get the first ever made "Sweet Noise" t-shirts

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    Autographed Hard Copy of Album

    I will mail a signed autographed copy of the album along with all $10 rewards.

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    Sweet Noise Crew Necks

    Get the first ever made Sweet Noise crewnecks.
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    Talk to Lorine

    A 30 minute creativity consultation with yours truly. I will tell you about my experience in the music industry, how I got started, discuss any creative projects, ideas, reviews, questions or anything you might have & feedback.

    Plus any $10 rewards.

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    • Phone Call From Lorine
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    Cameo In Music Video

    Are you into cameos? Here's the opportunity to appear in one of my music videos for a single off of the album. (Music video will be shot in Select locations, LA and Chicago. Travel and accommodations not included)

    Plus all $10 Rewards

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    • One Sweet Noise Poster
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    Vocals For Hooks

    Do you have something you've written and you'd like to hear me sing it? Send it over and you will receive a professional recording of my voice singing your hook.

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    Vocals For A Verse & Hook

    Do you have something you've written and you'd like to hear me sing it? Send it over and you will receive a professional recording of my voice singing your verse and hook.

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    Vocals for a Whole Song

    I will sing and professionally record a song you have written as long as it is appropriate lol.

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    Personal Concert

    Have a personal party, fundraiser, social event, or your own concert. We'll supply the music and the band. Me and my band/DJ will share the stage for an amazing concert. (Set will be 30-45 minutes)

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    Personal Song

    Personal song written and professionally recorded with a simple guitar track for you or someone you love along with cover art for the song.

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    The Ultimate Reward

    You get everything!! with the option of whether you want vocals on a song, your own personal song written and performed by me, or a personal concert.

    Includes:
    • A Twitter shoutout!
    • Album Hard Copy
    • Cameo In Music Video
    • Phone Call From Lorine
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- (30 days)