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Look at how far we've come! Thanks to you, we have fully funded this album!
Look at how far we've come! Thanks to you, we have fully funded this album!
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New Music from KATELYN READ: We've Come This Far (EP)

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Album Cover // Image by Morgan Thompson Photography
Album Cover // Image by Morgan Thompson Photography

I am thrilled about the progress I've made on my new EP called We've Come This Far.

Now I need your help to finish it.  

My first big leap into music was in 2014 when I decided to make my first EP, She Can Feel It. Many of you were a part of that, and I cannot thank you enough. I released the album that fall, which was quickly (and at the time, secretly) followed by another big jump--landing on NBC's The Voice. That experience gave me a love for performing, and made me believe that I might actually have something to offer through my voice and my songs. And it lit a fire under me to do something about it.

Since then, I've met so many of you through social media and in person at shows. This may sound like cheap talk, but truly, you have made the biggest impact on me during this adventure.

Image by Morgan Thompson Photography
Image by Morgan Thompson Photography

This album is the exhale of all the time, hard work, and creativity I've been mustering over the past year. 

What I've built in these 7 new songs is more intimate to my own soul, and more authentic to my sound as a musician. These songs are meant to build a connection between the life experiences that you and I, all of us, have walked through.

We are roughly 3/4's of the way through the recording process. I have already put a lot of time and dollars into the project, but I need your help to finish and finish strong. 

The costs surrounding making a new album include:

  • Studio time/mixing and mastering 
  • Musicians
  • New press/album photos
  • Album manufacturing and distribution
  • New Merchandise 
  • Music Videos
  • Travel expenses for touring
  • Album promotion

I am making this year my best year so far. I want to put my best work and best efforts into making strides with this album, which means your support is paramount.

Thank you for believing in me and supporting independent music!

Image by Morgan Thompson Photography
Image by Morgan Thompson Photography

Backer Rewards

(A little more details on the rewards listed) 

Early EP Download - Every backer gets an early download of the EP

Lyric Watercolor Download - A download of your choice of one of my handmade lyric watercolors you can print from home or use as a phone background

Watercolors made by yours truly!
Watercolors made by yours truly!

Signed Physical Album - A signed hard copy (CD) delivered to your door

T-shirt - Pick your favorite of these super soft shirts 

Shirts say: KATELYN READ IS OKAY (ENOUGH TO BUY THIS SHIRT) & Katelyn Read   We've Come This Far
Shirts say: KATELYN READ IS OKAY (ENOUGH TO BUY THIS SHIRT) & Katelyn Read We've Come This Far

Lyric Watercolor Print - A printed copy of your choice of one handmade lyric watercolor delivered to your door

Original Watercolor - The real thing! The actual watercolor of your choice of lyric (Limited Edition)

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies - No mixes, or prepackaging. My chocolate cookies baked with love from scratch

Skype Concert - A live acoustic concert for you, your friends, your family--whoever you'd like to invite--direct to your living room

Patron - Your name in the liner notes as a benefactor of the album, and my forever gratefulness

House Show - We'll come to your living room/back yard/front porch and put on your own personal acoustic show

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is an all or nothing format. If the entire 3,500 isn't raised, I won't receive a dime, and no one will be charged for their pledge. This is a huge risk, and I am counting on your help to make this album possible!

There are always risks of setbacks when it comes to recording/producing/releasing an album, but hardly the chance of it not being finished at all. With your help we can fund this project, and I will work as hard as possible to release the best album possible as quickly as possible--realistically looking at May or June.

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