"In the stinging nettles, there are thorns of rose and wire. Pink cherry petals are trodden in mire. I saw fields frown and furrow the brow of the earth. I saw wild flowers bowing like they knew their worth" Forget me not, England- by Cordelia Stephens
Wide Awake Dream documents my nostalgic, sometimes conflicted perspective of the beautiful and complex country which I love, and still call home, even though I live over 3,000 miles away. I have been working hard with my band over the last year or so, writing and developing the songs. I can't wait to share them with you.
I am already half way through the recording process, working at New Warsaw Studio in Brooklyn with producer/engineer/musician Riley McMahon. It has been a fabulous experience so far, and everyone involved is excited about the way it is sounding. We have taken an acoustic approach to many of the songs, and you'll hear the blend of Celtic and Americana influences.
So far the whole project is self-funded, and I need your help to complete, package, and release the record. Please consider taking part in this campaign and you will be generously rewarded.
Love and gratitude- Cordelia x
Risks and challenges
Wide Awake Dream has been carefully budgeted, and it is sure that, if fully funded, the album will be produced. This is Cordelia Stephens' second album. The first - Threshold - was successfully funded on Kickstarter. It was similar in scope and cost. The amount that can be spent on PR and distribution is more open ended so, if the goal is exceeded, there will be greater resources for promoting and touring the album.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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