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Becca LeighBy Becca Leigh
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Becca LeighBy Becca Leigh
First created
$1,606
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
39
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 24 2018 1:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

I'm Becca Leigh, a songwriter based in Charleston, South Carolina. 

My songs emerge from a folk tradition, focusing on melody, imagery, and emotion. My sound sometimes steps out from the pillar of folk to rock and roll or ambient music. I focus first on the quality of the song, then see where it takes me.

Sometimes people ask me why I started writing songs. I was 18, a freshman in college - that time of my life was intensely packed with new experiences, knowledge, and above all, confusion. I needed an outlet. 

These days, I wake up and wonder what I'll have to cringe at when I listen to the news, what humanitarian crime will be committed, which fundamental human rights will be taken away from whom. And yet I still worry about paying next month's rent, feel sad about failed relationships, grapple with loneliness and self-doubt, fill my empty moments with existential dread. The thing is, all of those feelings about all of those things make me human. The only way I can reconcile them is expressing them through songs. Through song, I can navigate my own emotional landscape while at the same time reaching out - like a flashlight - are you out there? Do you feel this too? 

With more ways than ever to say what we want to say to anyone in the world we want to say it to - what are we actually saying? Hundreds of people saw the carefully crafted sun-dappled photo of your artisanal oatmeal this morning, but what are you feeling?

But even I have to submit to the power of the Internet. It sometimes feels ironic to spend so much time trying to reach people in a virtual universe when the heart of what I do is extremely analog. However: It allows me to reach more people than I ever could otherwise, and for that I admit I love it. I love you, Internet.

Yes, I feel extremely awkward making a video to try to tell people about my future album. Yes, it can be overwhelming to be all of the things the music world pressures me to be: artist, manager, marketing guru, networking maven...

This is a solo project, but that doesn't mean it's a one-woman-show. I have amazing, unbelievably talented friends, many of whom I will be collaborating with to make this record. I'm inviting you to become part of this project - to watch it grow into the beautiful music child of many wildly creative minds. We're a bunch of dreamers, but we don't want to keep our dreams to ourselves - we want to share them with you! 

Album collaborators and pro dreamers Daniel and Lauren Goans of Lowland Hum
Album collaborators and pro dreamers Daniel and Lauren Goans of Lowland Hum
Arbor Ridge Studios in Chapel Hill, NC - this is where the magical stuff will happen
Arbor Ridge Studios in Chapel Hill, NC - this is where the magical stuff will happen
 

Join the dream team.

By supporting my first full-length record, you will be bringing years of songwriting to life.  With your help, I am going to make the best record I can possibly make. Every pledge you make will go directly towards the recording, producing, mixing and mastering of this record. 

My funding goal for this campaign is $10,000 - but I will actually need closer to $14,000 to bring this to life. In case you're curious about what the money is actually for (and I'm sure you are!), here's a brief breakdown of the costs:

Studio time, musicians, and sound engineers: $11,000

CD replication: $1,500

Reward fulfillment (items plus shipping): $1,000

I'm really excited to share this music with you, and I'm so glad you're along for the ride.

Thank you so much <3

Becca

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Risks and challenges

We will be recording in July and August this summer, and I'll keep you updated along the way.

Though we have our recording dates down, the timing of the rewards distribution is more uncertain. I will do my best to get your rewards (and most importantly - the music!!) to you in the timeliest way possible.

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    You believe in my music! Thank you!!

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    THE CD!

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    THE (DIGITAL) CD!

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    THE CD + THE T-SHIRT

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    LATE NIGHT POETRY

    A hand-typed (yes I said hand-typed - on a vintage Sterling) lyrics to a Becca Leigh song of your choice, plus a signed copy of the CD.

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    SWAG BAG

    Limited edition handprinted tote bag, along with a signed copy of the CD, plus a high-quality t-shirt.

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    INNER (FOLK) CIRCLE

    Your name in the album credits! Along with a signed copy of the CD, a high-quality t-shirt, plus a limited edition handprinted tote bag.

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    I WOULD LIKE TO SING YOU A SONG

    A video of me playing a cover song of your choice. Along with a signed copy of the CD, a high-quality t-shirt, plus your name in the album credits

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    I WOULD LIKE TO SING YOU SEVERAL SONGS

    A private house concert for you and your friends (backer is responsible for travel and lodging expenses if more than 100 miles from Charleston, SC).
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Funding period

- (30 days)