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ME + YOU

If you are like me, sometimes you long to experience music that lives honestly and deeply in the great mystery of God.  Songs that move you to pray and to worship.  Songs that lead you into the heart of another person who then leads you deeper into the heart of God. 

But sometimes, like me, you just need music. Music with no bent.  Songs that move you to sing, to dance, to feel.  Songs that lead you into the heart of another person and then, by the nature of the beautiful, deeper into the heart of God in another way.

With this new record, I want to give you just that.  Songs of life and love  (ME) and songs that had nowhere to go but prayed (YOU).  These songs connect so closely but represent something so unique when kept apart.  These are songs that weave in and out of the narrative of my life and probably yours too.   

So what kind of music is this anyway?

If this is your first encounter with my music... Hey! Great to meet you!  We will have piano-driven soul songs, love songs that we can sing together and if you liked my last EP, some of the same acoustic-driven, catchy tunes you are accustomed to hearing (ME).  

There will also be songs that live deeply in that ache to know God and to understand our place in that story.  These songs and hymns will be filled with rich strings, piano and guitar that bring our deepest prayers to life (YOU). 

So will you join in me in this project?

Everything in us longs for community.  We long for a life that is meant to be shared. I live in this reality as a musician.  These songs I am privileged to make are not my own.  They are meant to be shared and would mean very little if we did not share in them together.  That is why crowdfunding is so incredible.  We really, like for real, get to make and encounter beauty together. 

We have two songs down and six more to go.  By jumping on this project you will help fund...

  • Production fees
  • Studio time
  • Musicians 
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Merch (CDs, sheet music, etc)

A 100% of what we raise for this project will go directly to ME + YOU.  

And think of this - if you look at those bigger rewards and think, "man that sounds awesome, but I don't think I can swing $500 or $1000."  Get a few friends together, pool your money (you pay for it so you can get those credit card points) and BOOM, you have a trip to Nashville with your best friends or BOOM you get to host and plan a house concert with your best buds.  

When we did this for the first time five years ago, I had no idea how powerful an experience we could create together.  I have so many stories to tell of the hearts that were moved.  And now we get to do it again.  Thanks for being you. The world needs it. I need it. I can't wait to journey with you all on this project!

Risks and challenges

If this is your first rodeo with Kickstarter, there are inherent risks when launching a campaign. First, there are physical and emotional risks for me as it threatens to make me curl up in a ball in a corner for 45 days as a nervous, introverted wreck. Secondly and more seriously, if we don't reach our $12,000 goal, ME + YOU doesn't happen. But we have a big and beautiful community and an even bigger God! If we do this thing together, we will get it funded in no time.

So if you are jumping on board, please share this with everyone who you think will be interested! Insta, Facebook, email, Tom from Myspace, your mailman. The bigger the community the better.

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    Get the Record Before All Your Friends

    By joining the campaign, you get first dibs on listening. ME + YOU will be in your inbox two weeks before the rest of the world.

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    Signed Hardcopy of ME + YOU

    This + the album two weeks early. Can't beat it. Or can you?? See next reward...

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    "Box Set" w/ Personalized Mix Tape

    Throwback! I will send you a signed copy of my first EP, The Only Light AND personalized mix tape of my favorite songs AND everything from reward 1 and 2. #tbt

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    Items from the "Bird's Nest"

    My oldest daughter is named Birdie. She is three. Birdie and my wife make great things. Custom refrigerator art, funny greeting cards, maybe some homemade vanilla. We will send you something from the Bird's Nest along with a signed hard copy of the new album and a digital download. Hey, I'll even throw in that mix tape!

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    Baby Onesie

    Do you, your friends, or family have a future Matt Faley fan? Get a custom (0-6 mo) onesie with lyrics from Matt's new song "The Little Things". Don't forget - a digital download and a signed hard copy packed with love.

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    Sacred Art from my Community to Yours

    Beautiful Marian prints or handmade rosaries from Katie Sahm of Become a New Creation here in Indy. Seriously. These are incredible. + a digital download and signed hard copy.

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    Dinner for Two at the Faleys!

    You will enjoy dinner for two cooked by yours truly. You can hang with all the Faleys, listen to Birdie's knock knock jokes, and enjoy a few acoustic songs on our back porch after dinner. Don't forget - the album and a signed hardcopy will come your way too.

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    Let Me Write/Cover You a Song

    Here's how it will work... you give me a few important details, the person you want the song written for, the special occasion, I will write a few minute song just for you! OR I will cover your favorite song and send you a personalized video. This one comes with all the other accoutrements.

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    Studio Visit in Nashville!

    Want to come to Nashville and hang? This reward will get you one hotel room, a visit in the studio with Shawn and Papercastle Records, an opportunity to add some handclaps/BGVs/Ooohs and Aaahs on one of the songs on the record and an incredible list what to do and where to go in a weekend in Nashville. We can take you out on the town too! What an excuse to finally take that trip to Nashville that you have wanting to take. Hurry and book this because they are limited! This is a great one to pool with friends.

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    Acoustic Show!

    I will come to you to play a show. In your house, your parish, your campus, your backyard. This is my favorite and I hope it will be yours too. Pool this together with your friends! Think of this - if we get 10 groups to back this reward, we will be almost there! If you have been talking about hosting a house show, or if your parish has a budget to bring in musicians, this is the perfect time to make it happen! I will send along a digital download, hard copy and print to get you ready to sing every word of these new songs (and old ones).

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