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"Photograph" will be a collection of original songs about hope and redemption.
"Photograph" will be a collection of original songs about hope and redemption.
82 backers pledged $8,100 to help bring this project to life.

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I wrote this song about my aunt who passed away a little over a year ago. It's a big possibility that it will be included on the EP!

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Who is Lydia Kay?

I am an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Leo, Indiana. Songwriting is my way of journaling and remembering important experiences in my life. "Photograph" will be a collection of 5-7 of those "journal entries". Redemption, hope, and forgiveness are the main themes in my songs and I want them to lead people to a love and acceptance that is real and ready for them to find. I'm excited to share them with you!

How does Kickstarter work?

I CANNOT do this on my own. At all. I am an independent artist who is in need of financial partners. So here's where you come in. By pledging your hard-earned money towards this campaign, you will become a "backer" in bringing this project to life. You can donate any amount over $5 and receive a determined reward in return. The pledge levels and the gift(s) that you will receive are listed on the right side of this page.

Donating is extremely safe and super easy. All of the payment questions you may have can be answered here.

There is a risk in doing this campaign. Kickstarter has an all or nothing policy. If we don't raise a minimum amount of $8,000, NONE of the pledges will be collected, your cards will NEVER be charged, and you will not receive any of the rewards. This also means that the EP will be put on hold indefinitely.

Where will the money go?

The money that you pledge will go towards:
   -Studio time
   -Producing/mixing
   -Musicians
   -Traveling expenses (we are recording in Portland, Maine)
   -Promotion
   -Other necessities we'll need along the way

More info

There are a couple links below that you can click to hear two of my earlier songs titled "Hallelujah" and "Our Love Will Last Forever". I wrote them when I was sixteen years old. "Hallelujah" is my most well-known song, so a new version of it will most likely be included on the EP. "Our Love Will Last Forever" is a song I wrote about my best friend before she moved overseas.

          Hallelujah          

          Our Love Will Last Forever

Risks and challenges

There will definitely be personal challenges along the way. I have a hard time deciding between blizzard flavors at DQ, so the large decisions that are coming up seem super scary. Also, stress for all involved in the making of this project is a possibility :)

Once again, Kickstarter has an "all or nothing" policy. If I miss my goal, I will not receive ANY of the funds pledged, therefore delaying the production of the EP, and I will be forced to work in the cellar of a basement of an underground factory that makes cheap Barbie dolls for Dollar General. Just kidding.

But you get the idea - If I do reach my goal, "Photograph" will be successfully funded and together we'll be able to move on with this project!

Thank you SO much for your interest in this project! I couldn't do it without you!

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    •The Tune• Free pre-release download of title song.

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    •Family of Tunes• Free pre-release download of the entire EP.

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    •Old-School• You will receive a hard copy of the EP along with previous rewards. (Backers are responsible for shipping costs if outside the continental US.)

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    •Pick-adilly Street• You will receive a custom guitar pick related to the EP along with previous rewards. (Backers are responsible for shipping costs if outside the continental US.)

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    •Birthday Holler• I will call you or one person of your choosing and sing "Happy Birthday" to them over the phone! You pick the date too! You will also receive the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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    •The Threads• You will receive a custom t-shirt related to the EP along with the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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    •Accessorize• You will receive a custom rubber wristband and lanyard related to the EP along with the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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    •Name of Fame• Your name will be mentioned on the thank-you page in the CD insert!! You will also receive the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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    •The Traveling Minstrel• I will come to YOUR house for an acoustic concert featuring my original music in your home! Invite your friends and family to an evening of acoustic music with Lydia Kay! (Must be within 100 miles of Fort Wayne, IN, otherwise travel expenses for two must be paid for in order to receive this reward). You will also receive the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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    •The Whole Shebang• You will be listed on the thank-you page as an executive producer of the EP! As an executive producer, you will receive one vote on the potential album art. You will also receive the previous rewards (same shipping restrictions apply).

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Funding period

- (28 days)