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Erik CopperBy Erik Copper
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Erik CopperBy Erik Copper
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$251
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
6
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 8 2018 4:19 PM UTC +00:00

About

Who are you?

Hey everyone!

My name is Erik Copper, and I go by the artist name Copperhead. Thanks for checking out my campaign! I set this up to help raise funds for my debut album Self-Portrait and I'm grateful for your support!

When I was just 8 years old, I was diagnosed with a form of Autism known as Asperger's Syndrome. Up until that point, I'd always struggled to fit in with the rest of the kids, but that was the point it was finally given and name and a reason.

Since then, I've received so much love and support from friends and family that I feel I'm able to operate and function on a level that most of society considers "pretty normal." I still have my quirks and Erik-isms that make me who I am, but other than that...I'm just me.

And I want others to accept that.

What is this?

Self-Portrait is an album that came from a deeply personal place. All my life I've felt alienated and left out from most things due to my social ineptitude. And while it HAS gotten better over the years, some people still don't understand everything about me. This album is my attempt to show them, and to also come to terms with the fact that I'm different.

And that's okay.

Being different isn't inherently bad. Being different can mean a lot of things! But most of all, your differences make you who you are.

Don't let anyone take those away from you.

Tell me more!

Sure thing! The music in this album is produced by the amazingly talented rapper/YouTuber Dan Bull and was used with his permission. I also operate a YouTube channel of my own, which you can find here.

The hope is to release this album onto digital platforms before summer next year. The recording process will be the most time-consuming part. I have drafts recorded, but finding a local studio with a good sound will be the thing. I know of a few in the area, but I want to find more options, even if it means taking a bit of a drive.

Can I hear some of the album?

You sure can! Click the image below for a few samples of tracks from the album. Each sample is about a minute long.

Click this image for a sampler of the album!
Click this image for a sampler of the album!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk will be raising enough funds. I fully believe that I can do everything with the goal I've set, but getting to that goal is the challenge.

Another challenge would be finding a recording studio. As I've said, I know of a few local studios, but I want to find the best I can that is also within a decent distance. I don't live in a terribly music-heavy area so it will take a bit of digging.

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    Thank you!

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    An Early Digital Copy of Self-Portrait!

    All donors at this tier will receive a complimentary digital copy of Self-Portrait a full week ahead of its official release! You'll be among the first to hear it all!

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    Two EXCLUSIVE Bonus Tracks!

    If you would like to hear two songs with the album that will ONLY be heard by people who back the album for 15 dollars, THIS is the tier for you! Upon the release of Self-Portrait, you will receive two additional songs not on the official release that the public can purchase. It's a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

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    A Personalized Parody!

    One of the many things I do on my YouTube channel (aside from rapping) is parodies. If you would like me to write a parody about you or anything you want, set to the tune of any song you want, this is the tier for you! (LYRICS ONLY!)

    You will also receive the two additional bonus tracks.

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    A Personalized Rap!

    All donors at this tier will receive a rap written for them about whatever they want! If you want someone to write a song about your cat, or tell your crush about how you feel, or how much money you make, this is the tier for you! (LYRICS ONLY!)

    You will also receive the two additional bonus tracks.

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    A (Recorded!) Parody/Rap!

    As with the previous two tiers, I will write a parody or rap (your choice) about anything you want, and I will also record and send it to you! Keep in mind, I'm a rapper with a passable singing ability. Go easy on me, pal. Please?

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- (30 days)