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Help two sisters bring magical music to life by backing an album-in-the-making. Prerelease single, Neverland, available now!
Help two sisters bring magical music to life by backing an album-in-the-making. Prerelease single, Neverland, available now!
159 backers pledged $10,456 to help bring this project to life.

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When we were little girls growing up in the forests of North Idaho, we built little homes, played house and pretended we were princesses. Now we play with melodies and lyrics, harmonies and strings

We moved to Nashville, TN in the winter of 2014 and began to slowly build our presence in a city of stars. Mostly we learned things. How to do things. How to not do things.

We received a few contract offers, but opted to stay independent and maintain full control of our musical sound and direction. We decided to not hit the road touring, and instead dreamed up a new name called Playground and began to work with tremendous talent in our city. Eventually, we felt compelled to go back into the studio and create our greatest project yet -  Fairytales and Colored Dreams - a record about love, celebration, grief and happiness. 

Born out of struggle, the fairytales became a way to understand the greatest lessons in life and a way to describe them. We turned to them as we fell in love and needed words to describe the feeling; and then, we clung to them when our hearts were broken and couldn't be rescued by anything else.  

In this record Cinderella makes an appearance as a girl afraid of commitment, Snow White becomes our way to talk about being fooled and Neverland transforms into a song of hope for children in slavery. We talk about the twinkling emotions of falling in love like Sleeping Beauty and true love's kiss, and about how, contrary to the popular tale, sometimes the Beauty in someone cannot cure the Beast in another. 

It’s our voices and songs, but brought to life by a brilliant, all-star instrumental and production cast of Music City, USA including Tanner Lenox (production), Jarin Bressler (production), Wendell Henry (drums), Jason Webb (piano), Jacob Lowrey (bass), Paul Shearer (guitars), Dick Tunney (string arrangement), Bobby Shin (string engineer), Bryan Lenox (mastering) and others. Together these elements make up the musical experience that is Neverland and the upcoming Fairytales and Colored Dreams.  

We’re calling out to the people who watch our performances online and in Nashville, to family and friends and people we’ve snuck into the backseats of our cars to listen to our new melodies.

Because we have only thirty days to bring this dream to life.

Our plan? >>  1.) With your help and the reaching of our $10,000 goal, we will finish recording the eight songs on the Fairytales and Colored Dreams album. 

2.) After the songs have been recorded, we will complete post-production and release each of the songs individually throughout the year. As music fans of almost every genre of music, we know that most of our audience gets as excited about a new single as they do about an entire album. Since the vast majority of our fans will be online, we intend to build a vast and highly-engaged audience by dropping single after single all year long until the entire album has been released

3.) The budget of the kickstarter will only provide the making of the music, so for extra finances that will allow us to do much more, we will be focusing on TV and film placements. We'll be performing special, exclusive shows for our fans in the future, but because of the musical experience we intend for these to be, they will be few-and-far-between. 

4.) As we build up these other, nontraditional avenues for income, our dream is to eventually make the music of Playground available free-of-charge to anyone in the world

So to you hardworking moms and dads of the world who might have forgotten how to dream, you teenagers falling asleep at night with music in your ears, you ambitious twenty-somethings who need a musical movement that wants to change the world as much as you do; and to all of you bright-eyed, wonderstruck children who inspire us every day - this music is for you. We love you all and we need you now more than ever.

If you're longing to get lost in magic again, to wander into hope, feel bravery blazing on your chest and believe that whether it's a castle you're storming or a business you're building, a damsel you're saving or a queen you're becoming, anything is possible

Maybe all you need is a door into your kingdom of possibilities. We want to be that door. Let us summon the stars for you so all you have to do is walk in. 

Join the movement of Playground and bring this music to life by backing us now. 

All our love!

Sarah and Rachel / Playground 

 

Risks and challenges

Investing in musicians always comes with risks, the greatest being: what if the musician can't pay back the label or the agency, or whoever is holding the reins? We are very aware of this risk, which is why we have avoided entangling ourselves with the industry at present. We owe nothing on the project at hand and intend to continue that way with this project and all of our upcoming projects. We're going for the slow build: not many people pushing it from the start, but at the end of the day, not many people asking for dollar bills, rights or placing ridiculous demands on us.

Of course there's also the risk that we will quit on everybody and stop making music, but we'd like to alleviate that fear by stating that this music isn't something we do for the fame, recognition or money. We make music because we can't not make it. It's how we process our lives. And when we see the joy it brings others, holy cow! It just reminds us that the gift we have is not for ourselves, but for all of the ears who experience it.

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    The Pixie Dust Backer

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    True Love's Kiss Backer

    The best bang for your baton! With this package (and all others higher than this) you get the entire Fairytales and Colored Dreams album as it is released throughout the year via singles (so you don't have to wait!). And for an additional perk, you're going to get them before they're released to the public!

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    The Enchanted Rose Backer

    Our special Enchanted Rose Backer will receive a deluxe, specially-designed, customized smartphone case with Playground lyrics customized for either male or female recipients. And of course, you get all the other goodies too. (They're the real treasure, of course!)

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    The Magic Carpet Backer

    With Sarah's talent for calligraphy and Rachel's eye for design, our esteemed Magic Carpet Backer is getting a unique set of beautifully hand-decorated coffee mugs with inspirational words and gorgeous decorations as a small thank you for choosing to back us at this amazing level! You'll remember the awesome gift you gave us every time you pour yourself a cup of hot joe. Oh and you'll be getting compliments, too. Lots of them. "Where did you get those mugs?..." And you can tell your friends the awesome story about what you did to support a musical duo once upon a time...

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    The Glass Slipper Backer

    You're going to love the limited-edition, hand-numbered vinyl album that comes with this package. Interestingly enough, this is the only hard copy of the album that will be manufactured. A very special gift indeed for a very special, royal backer. Just imagine the warm tones of Neverland and all the other magical singles crackling and spinning on your record player...Close your eyes, hold on tight...

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    The Hercules Backer

    The thing we love about Hercules is that he made things happen. He didn't sit on his tush and wait for opportunities to come to him; he busted through walls, worked his tail off and saved real people.

    We have said multiple times throughout our campaign that we don't have a huge marketing budget or a marketing team making our music be heard. But we don't need that because have YOU. You are our Hercules hero!

    As a special token of our love, we want to give you a handwritten lyric notebook filled with pages of stories and songs that have molded and shaped us. In addition to this, we're going to take you to one of the hottest restaurants in Nashville and party it up with you! If you are not local, no worries! We're sending you a mind-blowing gourmet meal of Nashville foods and our favorite music to bring a magical ambience to your dinner party. And, if that's not enough, we're giving you a super-exclusive video call with us, in which you can ask us anything or just shoot the breeze with your favorite Playground people.

    All our love to you, Hercules backer. You are the world to us.

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    • 1/2 Hour Video Call with Sarah and Rachel
    • Dinner with band in a hot Nashville restaurant (if local).
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    The Fairest One of All

    The greatest gift we can give this generous backer is all the love and gratitude in our hearts. As a token of this, we will be giving you a trip to Nashville during our recording week, airfare and accommodations included! You will spend the day with Sarah and Rachel in the studio and let us take you to dinner at one of Nashville’s top restaurants! (Maybe you'll even get an exclusive performance...wink, wink!)

    We want to give you the experience of a lifetime for the incredible gift you're giving us by backing us at this insane level. We want this trip to Nashville hanging with your favorite, down-to-earth fairy musicians to be such a jaw-dropping, beautiful, delightful experience that you tell your children and they tell their children about it.

    To the Fairest One of All - you are the life-changer who's making our dreams come true, bringing happiness to people everywhere in the world, and creating a legacy of music that will go on for all of time. We cannot thank you enough. All our love!

    *Airfare included within U.S. only, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.

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