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I've enveloped the past three years of affection, loss, and revival into song. I pray you will join me in breathing them into this.
I've enveloped the past three years of affection, loss, and revival into song. I pray you will join me in breathing them into this.
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I believe in story; I hold dear the stories I have lived and the stories to be lived.

I graduated high school and went to college with the most minuscule things at the fore of my heart and mind. Within the first three weeks of college, I found myself standing on the opposite side of a Starbucks counter on the phone with my mother, hearing that my father has cancer. This rocked me emphatically. I was absolutely shattered. I had to leave my school, my friends in Pittsburgh, and transfer back closer to my family in Virginia. This was difficult. However, in this trial, I have had to seek out what it means to truly cherish of what I have or am able to do, discover what I truly love and letting it wade inside of me. I was challenged to seek a dream, a dream not of my own, one that I feel called to carry out. 

I definitely wouldn’t consider this project to be “sad” or generally “happy” one, but I believe it is one of honest renewal. One that, I feel, needs to be heard. And I believe I lived this story in order to tell it. 

I believe that I have always had an ability to write and create songs, but I never knew where this would lead me. I surely didn't intend for it to do so. But in the period of terrible struggle and hurt I went through during my father's diagnosis and after his passing, I've written songs that just burn of this story that is so dear to me. And I now want to give this story, these songs, a pulse. I want to make an album that is true to the story of such a molding time in my life. But I need your help. 

Recording an album independently is very difficult and expensive. In order for this project, this dream to come to fruition, I need to raise $3000 in 40 days. 

This money will cover costs for production, mastering, duplication of the record, and a number of other things. If I don’t raise that amount of money in this amount of days, I get nothing, and I will not be able to create the record I feel called to create.

Thank you for reading this, thank you for being here. It's important. 

I pray you would help me give this story a pulse. I pray you are called to do so. Regardless, I am grateful for this story, I am grateful for the opportunity to tell it, and I am so very grateful for you. I love you dearly. 

With heart, 

Anthony Alvarado

 P.S. a HUGE thank you to Kyle Finnegan and Drew Shaw for filming and editing the video. Wonderful, talented gentlemen.

Risks and challenges

Successfully funding this record would be an unfathomable blessing and I would work tirelessly to bring about a justifying work. As I mentioned, I am funding the majority of this record on my own. However, if I do not raise the given amount, I will not be able to place as many songs as I want to on this album. Having to dilute the story of this record down from the order and vision I have would be devastating.

This story is dear to me, I pray I can give it to you in song. I pray you will grant me the opportunity to do that.

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