My name is Louise Distras. I'm a singer, a songwriter and an artist from Wakefield, UK. I have been independently releasing and touring my own music since 2013. And I want to keep on doing it!
In 2013 I released my first album, Dreams from the Factory Floor and with your help, I want to release my second!
A couple of things about me - I’ve never fit into people's expectations of what it means to be a woman in music. Some people say that I’m intimidating, some people say I'm loud and that I have alot of opinions, but one thing that is true is I don't like to play by other peoples rules. I thrive on being in places where I don’t belong and I get a kick out of stepping out of my comfort zone because it’s where I feel inspired the most. So this is the reason I believe using Kickstarter to fund my next record is the right step forward for me.
Being an independent artist has been a massive learning experience. It has been liberating and very challenging. But it's also been extremely rewarding because It’s brought me closer to my fans. Being independent has helped to build a community and the freedom to be me and make the music I want to make for the people who want to hear it.
After being on the road for the past four years, my music and live show has turned into something I'm proud of. Playing music is the best thing in the world and I consider myself extremely lucky to tour all over the world, make so many friends and continue to feel so amazed and inspired by the connection and excitement I have been able to share with you guys at the shows.
I want to take the special connection that we have even further. I want to keep pushing onwards and upwards, and I want to do it all with you!
It was with your support that I made my first record. So the idea of making the second album with you guys really excites me and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! It just makes sense to me that you guys become my record label because in this weird messed up music business, you are the people I trust the most.
So let's get straight to the point, I can't do this without you. I'm asking you to fund my second record.
Pre-order the album, buy any of the rewards you like such as signed vinyl, exclusive t-shirts and AAA golden tickets. Basically by doing all the things you would already be doing you'll be making sure that the new album is recorded and released. You buy it - I get to make it and release it. That’s how it works. It's super easy! In the meantime, you will get to hear it all first; updates, behind-the-scenes access, previews, plus you will even be able to download the record before anyone else!
Where will your money go? I hear you ask...
Well in a nutshell, you will be acting as my record label. We will need to pay for recording, mixing, mastering, distribution, artwork, music videos, a radio plugger, plus marketing, promotion and Kickstarter fees (5% + 3-5% processing fee). The more we raise, the more we can achieve.
The new album is written, demo'd and ready to be made...right now!
I want to make it sound out of this world, I want to make amazing music videos and artwork that will blow your mind and I want to put on the best live show I will ever play and then tour it all over the world and visit your town so we get to hang out and sing songs together in real life. I want to take this as far as we can!
So buy this album, fund this record, I want to do this with you. Let’s do this! Let's make a record!
Risks and challenges
This is very exciting but very scary!
If we don't reach 100% of the goal, there's no new album.
The future of my music is in your hands but we have done this together before and I know we will do it again. So let's make this happen. Let's make a record!
- (37 days)