after my three-round stint on "The Voice" season 3, touring background singer gigs with Lady Gaga and Estelle, a kitschy holiday EP, and years of cutting my teeth on wedding gigs, cover band shows, and rigorous music/theory/dance education, i'm FINALLY ready to release my full-length DEBUT record!!
"chevonne, you are just unafraid to go to that ledge, in all capacities, and just jump off and be like 'this is me, take it or leave it! you were just out there, as a woman, having fun. and i love that about you!" -- christina aguilera
"you're a CHERRY BOMB!" -- cee lo green
"you created a whole music video up there by yourself!" -- blake shelton
the record's going to be straight-up fun, rock meets soul under a glittery pop umbrella. the lyrics will be tongue-in-cheek and catchy but never lacking in substance and universality. i'll play with my vocals and delight your ears with all kinds of new and different sounds. (aaaand just MAYBE i'll break your hearts with a big ol' power ballad too.) oh, and it'll be written top to bottom by myself and my trusted co-writer/producer buds in Brooklyn!!
the album itself will be dressed to the nines, filled with colorful, engaging, and dramatic art and photos! i LOVE playing with fashion and elevating my look to something completely original and forward-thinking. but above all, like i said, it'll be FUN. it's a celebration of youth, of survival, of LOVING yourself and letting loose!
and of course, the video will be just as special as the songs and the art on the record. i'm looking to create a radio-ready, viral-smash double-whammy here!
now that you're part of my "Chevonnetourage" -- an endless posse parade of joy, fiery passion, and winking confidence -- i'm inviting you to join me in making this project happen. i've been doing this all on my own from the jump, but i need YOU to help me get this debut to the next level!
$10,000 is definitely reasonable -- low-budg, even -- for a pro-level video and full-length record -- and on this site, you'll see/hear/read exactly where it's going. i'm SO excited to make you all a part of my emergence as a solo artist into the music industry.
::high fives! hugs! big smooches!::
forever grateful and loving,
[note: the songs/rights to the songs "Love Coma" and "Do It Good" used in the video above are owned by Chevonne and her co-writers Kareem Devlin, Shelby Gaines, and Graham Breitenstein]
Risks and challenges
the entertainment industry is ALWAYS full of risks. i took a risk at the open call auditions for Gaga and The Voice. i took a risk by investing my hard-earned savings in 2008 into an indie novelty album that landed me praise on the MTV Buzzworthy blog. in fact, i'm writing this Kickstarter blurb from a kitchen appliance sales office because Hurricane Sandy has left nearly the entire counties of Bergen and Passaic in NJ out of power, including my apartment!
but i'll be working with trusted friends and colleagues i've kept in touch with throughout the ups and downs of my career. rain, shine or blizzard, i'll jump out there in my best wardrobe and film/shoot til it's perfect. track-wise, i'm fast and focused in the studio, so delays won't be an issue there.
i promise to keep you abreast of everything that happens during the making of my first record and video. and i'll ask for your input and your feedback. this album is for YOU!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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