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"Awaken Love" is my first solo album.  These songs were written to invoke fascination with the beauty of Jesus.
"Awaken Love" is my first solo album. These songs were written to invoke fascination with the beauty of Jesus.
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Thanks for checking out this project!  I'm really excited about this album because it will give you all an intimate look into where my heart has been in the Word over the last few years of my life.  From start to finish, the whole process of making this album has taken nearly five years. So the excitement level is getting higher and higher as we enter these final weeks of the production and distribution process.

I believe there is so much power in singing the Word of God.  My main objective as a singer/songwriter is to create a context for you, the listener, to engage with the Lord in worship and have His Word written on your heart through music.

It was a great honor to work with a world renowned Christian music producer.  Grammy nominated, and Dove award winning, producer Ed Cash worked with me on all the tracks on this album.  Ed has a brilliant way of bringing music to life in new ways, while at the same time making each song so accessible for corporate engagement in worship.

Some songs featured on the album will be some old favorites (newly arranged of course) such as Holy, You Made a Way, As the Deer and Closer.  Also, some brand new, never recorded songs like Fairer, Eyes of Mercy, This is My Beloved and more.  There will be a total of eleven tracks on this full length album.

As with any recording project, everything comes with a price tag. The total cost for the entire project (including recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, marketing, duplication, distribution, etc.) has come to approximately $50,000.  Of that amount, I still need to raise $25,000.

This is where I need your help!

I would like to invite you to BE A PART of the "Awaken Love" project. Your donation, big or small, will contribute in a huge way to making this project accessible for everyone all around the world.  Any amount that you choose to give will go directly toward that remaining $25,000 needed.

Please take a few moments to review all of the reward packages and prayerfully consider giving toward the releasing of this album.  With a Kickstarter campaign it's all or nothing.  Meaning if we don't raise enough to meet our goal of $25,000 all of the pledged money would be given back and no money would be made towards the release of the album.

But I truly believe that we can reach this goal.  So please, partner with me and help me get the word out about this Kickstarter campaign.  And help me release my first full length solo album "Awaken Love".

God bless you guys!

Risks and challenges

At this stage in the process, the biggest risk is making sure all the funds needed come in. We did take a risk by using one of the most renowned producers in Christian music, Ed Cash. But with using someone so prominent in the music industry, it also comes with somewhat of a greater overall cost. But I am truly confident that we can reach this goal and release a great product.

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    SPECIAL BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY GIFT PACKAGE - Free signed hard copy, signed limited edition album art and a video of Matt singing "Happy Birthday" or song of your choice to a name of your choosing.

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    Matt will Cover any Christian song of your choice (Including your own original song) and record it and send it to you. Also a Free signed hard copy and a signed limited edition album art poster.

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    1 Hour Q & A Skype session with Matt, 5 free signed hard copies and signed limited edition album art. Also, check out my tour page at mattgilman.com...If you are going to be at any of the venues on our tour you will receive a VIP backstage pass (up to 4 people) for a meet and greet with Matt.

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    10 free hard copies of the album. Matt will come to your church and lead a 2 hour solo devotional worship set (airfare, food, lodging must be provided). Also, check out my tour page at mattgilman.com...If you are going to be at any of the venues on our tour you will receive a VIP backstage pass (up to 4 people) for a meet and greet with Matt.

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    10 free hard copies of the album. Matt and 2 band members will come to lead worship (1 session) and teach (1 session) at a venue of your choosing (airfare, meals, lodging must be provided). Also, check out my tour page at mattgilman.com...If you are going to be at any of the venues on our tour you will receive a VIP backstage pass (up to 5 people) for a meet and greet with Matt.

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